May 25, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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YouTube gives in to mandatory ads

May 25, 2011
The popular video site had long been a holdout in forcing visitors to watch ads before videos, but now it's giving in -- with a plan.

Why being quirky may get you further in life

May 25, 2011
Author Alexandra Robbins explains her "quirk theory," in which those students who weren't necessarily popular in school are those who find success later in life.

Treat your 401(k) like a nest egg, not a piggy bank

May 25, 2011
A new bill in Congress will reduce the number of loans you can take from your 401(k), making it easier to stay in the savings game.

SEC to vote on paying tipsters

May 25, 2011
As part of financial reform, the Securities and Exchange Commission is about to formalize a bounty system for whistleblowers on corporate fraud.

Analysis: Has Dodd-Frank solved the moral hazard problem?

May 25, 2011
Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, discusses the benefits of Dodd-Frank and the roll of lobbyists in the Financial Regulation Reform Act.

Oil speculators charged with market manipulation

May 25, 2011
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged a group of speculators who allegedly made $50 million by manipulating the price of oil in 2008.

Every counterfeit has its thorn

May 25, 2011
Fifty years ago, David Austin combined the old English Rose with modern roses to create a fuller, more fragrant flower. Now, David Austin Jr. is working to protect what is essentially his family's intellectual property rights.

AIG stock sale raises $8.7 billion

May 25, 2011
Part of the AIG stock sale included 200 million U.S. government-held shares. The sale raised about $5.8 billion for the government. Timothy Massad, acting assistant secretary for financial stability at the Treasury Department, explains why the government sold shares now, and what this means for TARP.

Treasury sells 200 million AIG shares

May 25, 2011
The U.S. Treasury has sold 200 million of its shares of AIG stock at $29 a piece. The sale lowered taxpayers' stake in the company from 92 percent to 77 percent .

The recession changes U.S. migration patterns

May 25, 2011
Migration between states reached record lows last year due to the continued effects of the recession, according to latest numbers from the Census Bureau. Kenneth Johnson, a senior demographer at the University of New Hampshire, explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC