May 4, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Volunteers train to help at Gulf oil leak

May 4, 2010
Many who live around the BP Gulf oil leak have flocked to the scene to help control the damages and assist clean-up. But volunteers must first be trained before they can join the effort. Steve Chiotakis talks to Reporter Kate Archer Kent.

Bank tax in financial reform legislation

May 4, 2010
As the Senate starts to explore specifics of financial reform legislation, one White House proposal would target big banks for $90 billion over the next 10 years. And banks may have trouble lobbying against it. John Dimsdale reports.

D.C. stores charging 5 cents to bag it

May 4, 2010
If you're shopping for food in Washington, D.C., you'll now be charged 5 cents every time you need a bag. The money goes to a fund to fish plastic bags from the Anacostia River, and is encouraging the use of reusable bags. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Apple facing antitrust investigation

May 4, 2010
Antitrust regulators are contacting Apple's competitors and developers as they kick off an investigation into the company. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about why Apple has gotten the attention of the feds.
A man plays with the Apple iPad during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Calif.
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Hurricane season ads pressure to Gulf

May 4, 2010
With hurricane season around the corner, clean-up crews have to hustle to control the Gulf oil leak to avoid a potentially more hazardous situation. But could the oil be an ally against the weather? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Ash cloud not delaying as many flights

May 4, 2010
Air ravel delays are still occurring in Europe due to ash from Iceland's recent volcanic eruption. But the delays are much less massive and the problem is much less considerable than it was a few weeks ago. Stephen Beard reports.

Colorado bill raises stakes for teachers

May 4, 2010
A new Colorado bill would tie a teacher's evaluation to student scores on standardized tests. Depending on how the teacher performs, it could mean the difference between job protection or a pink slip. Eve Troeh reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC