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Fitch warns of U.S. exposure to euro debt

Nov 17, 2011
The credit rating agency Fitch says U.S. banks could be hit hard by the turmoil in Europe. The warning came late yesterday and sent bank shares tumbling.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Fitch, exposure

Will the super committee reach a deal?

Nov 17, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why the super committee might not reach a deal by its deadline.
Posted In: super committee, The Federal Reserve

The future of U.S. manufacturing

Nov 16, 2011
A new report says manufacturing will have three million new openings in the next decade. But it isn't the same kind of industry it was decades ago.
Posted In: manufacturing, Jobs

European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.
Posted In: France, Europe debt crisis, bonds

PODCAST: Oil prices over $100, teaching preschoolers finance

Nov 16, 2011
In today's Marketplace Morning Report, we take a look at why oil prices have risen so much in the last month. The threat of European contagion is pressing as bonds are quickly being sold off. And the NBA season, if totally cancelled, could have bad effects on the TV business.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

Inflation hits residential rents hard

Nov 16, 2011
Inflation isn't causing most Americans a problem at this point, but the prices of rental homes and apartments has risen in recent months.
Posted In: rent, Housing, inflation

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Posted In: sales, Retail, apparel, recession, job search, Jobs

Where family ends for super committee and budget cutters

Nov 16, 2011
One idea of President Obama's that both parties have taken up is that government has to live within its means, just like families do. But the economics of a government are very different from those of a family.
Posted In: Supercommittee, Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

On the scene as Occupy Wall Street is evicted

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street set up its protest near New York's financial district on September 17. Estimates have been that 200 people have been living there. Now, New York police have raided the park and report they have arrested 70 people.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

Police tear down Occupy Wall Street camp

Nov 15, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park this morning, and police began to tear down tents and dispose of belongings.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street

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