May 13, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Are retail sales turning around?

May 13, 2009
Macy's is one of several retailers reporting first quarter earnings today. Most are expected to post a loss. But are things starting to change? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

U.S. may be left in cold to get seabeds

May 13, 2009
Today is the deadline for nations to file claims on continental shelves extending beyond their coastlines. But without signing a treaty, the U.S. could be losing out on some potentially vast oil reserves. Sam Eaton reports.

U.S. may reform financial industry pay

May 13, 2009
The Obama administration is considering sweeping changes to the way financial industry employees are compensated. Jeremy Hobson talks with Bill Radke about the reforms, and why they might affect more than just bailed-out banks.

Why foreclosures hit a record high

May 13, 2009
Home foreclosures in April hit a record high for a second straight month. Why? Jennifer Collins reports.

Web pirates may lose Internet in France

May 13, 2009
The French Senate is expected to pass a law cracking down on Internet piracy. It could result in the loss of an Internet connection for up to a year. Stephen Beard reports.

Signs to look for to see recovery

May 13, 2009
Jim Dunigan, chief investment officer at PNC Wealth Management, talks with Steve Chiotakis about retail numbers and signs of recovery in the economy.

His drive to suburbia's a (natural) gas

May 13, 2009
The private automobile helped build suburbia. But cars generate about one quarter of all man-made greenhouse gases. Dick Messer, executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, loves his alternative ride -- and it's not electric.

India loves cars too, but smaller ones

May 13, 2009
Dinesh Mohan, a transportation expert at the Indian Institute of Technology, talks with Bill Radke about his country's embrace of the car and what lessons Americans might take from it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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