May 18, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Traditional delis battle rising food costs

May 17, 2011
Rising food and labor costs are having their effect on the traditional deli, and your pastrami sandwich.

High gas prices attract lawmakers' attention

May 18, 2011
Senate Democrats want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the oil industry is fixing gas prices.

The changing landscape of the auto industry

May 18, 2011
In the past decade, changes in technology and materials in the auto industry have led to a shift in the kinds of jobs available in the sector.

U.S. visas are hard to get

May 18, 2011
Travel and tourism companies say many more business people from China, Brazil and India would visit the U.S., but bureaucratic hurdles prevent that.

U.S. companies rush to borrow

May 18, 2011
With interest rates set to rise once the Federal Reserve ends its easy monetary policy, companies are racing to borrow money in the corporate bond market.

Geithner calls for new leadership at the IMF

May 18, 2011
The U.S. treasury secretary has said that the International Monetary Fund needs to find an interim replacement for Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But who should that be?

South Africans vote for housing, clean water

May 18, 2011
Citizens of South Africa are voting today in local elections. These elections are expected to come down over issues of poverty, and not the traditional issue of race.

Flooding stifles shipping on the Mississippi River

May 18, 2011
As waters inch closer to the tops of the Mississippi River levees, shipping traffic has slowed, hindering commerce in the southeast.

Staples profit up 5% but short of estimates

May 18, 2011
The office-products retailer announced first-quarter earnings rose 5 percent this morning -- just shy of Wall Streets predictions.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC