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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