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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 8, 2012
May 8, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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The Senate is taking a look at a bill to keep student loan interest rates from doubling. But what would a hike in interest rates really cost students and their families? ABC and Univision are planning to launch an English-language channel. AMC Entertainment may be up for sale. We talk with world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter about why he's closing his restaurant in Chicago this summer after 25 years of service. Lake Tahoe is looking at a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Dunkin' Donuts is launching in India, and Spain may bail out one of its biggest banks.

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PODCAST: AMC in talks with Chinese buyer, ABC and Univision plan new cable channel

May 8, 2012
Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment is entertaining selling off a big chunk of itself to a Chinese theater operator. ABC and Univision plan to launch a new English-language TV channel next year. And we look at stories involving student loans, Dunkin' Donuts, and more troubles with Spain. Plus, we speak with world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter about why he's closing his Chicago restaurant.

Chef Charlie Trotter on why he's closing his restaurant

May 8, 2012
The world-renowned Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago will be closing this summer after 25 years of service. The chef explains his decision.

Fact checking the student loan debate

May 8, 2012
The latest Congressional fight is over how to deal with a student loan interest hike set for the summer. But what's the real bottom line?

ABC, Univision team up for English-language channel

May 8, 2012
The new 24-hour English-language cable channel will target Latinos. But it's an unproven market.

Tahoe ski resorts bid for Winter Olympics

May 8, 2012
Squaw Valley hosted the Olympic games back in 1960. The company hopes history repeats itself.

Dunkin’ Donuts sets up shop in India

May 8, 2012
Dunkin’ Donuts launches a flagship outlet in New Delhi, with a full snack menu strategy. It aims to get a jump on Starbucks in India.

Cutting public health to pay for student loans

May 8, 2012
Republicans want to use money for preventive care to cover lower interest rates

Spain may bail out troubled Bankia

May 8, 2012
The Spanish government could pump $9.1 billion into one of its biggest banks.

Americans plan to travel more this summer

May 8, 2012
A new survey finds Americans plan to take more vacation trips during the summer and are placing a higher priority on value compared to the past.

AMC in talks to sell to Chinese firm

May 8, 2012
AMC Entertainment may sell all or parts of itself to China's Wanda Group. Who would win in that deal and would it change the access Chinese movies have to the American market?
AMC Entertainment

Why are gas prices falling?

May 8, 2012
Analyst Juli Niemann discusses the latest with gas prices and whether we can expect a rise in prices during the summer driving season.

The Senate is taking a look at a bill to keep student loan interest rates from doubling. But what would a hike in interest rates really cost students and their families? ABC and Univision are planning to launch an English-language channel. AMC Entertainment may be up for sale. We talk with world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter about why he’s closing his restaurant in Chicago this summer after 25 years of service. Lake Tahoe is looking at a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Dunkin’ Donuts is launching in India, and Spain may bail out one of its biggest banks.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC