Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

President Obama said last night during his speech in Kabul, Afghanistan that the goal is for Afghan forces to lead combat operations by next year. Here in this country we'll get some indication this morning of how the housing market is doing. Another way to gauge the health of the housing market, of course, is to check one of those websites like Zillow or Trulia. Executives from the online TV site Hulu are in New York today -- along with their counterparts from Yahoo, Youtube and AOL -- selling their content to advertisers. Elsewhere in New York, the painting known as The Scream goes on auction at Sotheby's.

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Herbalife is a company that makes nutritional and diet supplements, and recently its shareholders suffered a big loss because of one activist investor.
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The cable and entertainment industry continues digital 'upfronts' this week. Hulu Plus is expected to require 'authentication' -- only allowing people to watch TV shows they pay for through cable.
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Detail photo of a cap and glove of a player from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to facing the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.
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A man wears a Guy Fawkes mask during a May Day rally in central Istanbul, on May 1, 2012.
Television cameramen walk away from a sign standing in front of the Facebook headquarters on February 1, 2012 in Menlo Park, Calif.
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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.