Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

There are new concerns this morning of a banking crisis in Greece, after the country's political parties failed to come together and form a coalition government. Vice President Biden will be in Youngstown, Ohio today touting the bailout of the auto industry --  which he and his ticket mate Obama are hoping will help in their re-election campaign. This week's Facebook IPO could mean big things for the California state budget. And in Atlanta this morning, the world's busiest airport welcomes its first passengers to a brand-new, $1.4 billion international terminal.

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These days, a well-established brand can be as valuable as a screenplay. At least that's what the makers of the movie "Battleship" are hoping when the film version of the popular board game opens this weekend.
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A construction worker carries lumber while working on new homes at the Arbor Rose housing development on March 20, 2012 in San Mateo, Calif.
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People withdraw money from a cashpoint at a bank in Monastiraki on June 21, 2011 in Athens, Greece.
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In March, retail sales saw their largest monthly increase in a year and a half.
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Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The Facebook IPO will generate a lot of taxable income for a few thousand Californians.
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Greeks line up outside a bank for their pension checks March 26, 2010 in Athens, Greece. With the government there once again facing instability, some Greek people have already started withdrawing their cash from banks -- though no lines have formed yet.
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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.