Katie Long is a contributing digital producer for Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, on WNYC, and WNET/Channel Thirteen New York.
Spain's government raised its goal of $2 billion at a bond auction this morning, but banking woes still loom. Summer movie season means it’s time for big-budget, action-adventures, but summer can also spell success for movies that ignore the desires of teenage boys. President Obama will talk to students in Nevada today about his plan to defer federal loan repayments for low-income student borrowers. Although affluent devotees are willing to pay high prices for the up-market sportwear brand Lululemon, there may be a limit to the yoga market.
Organized labor reacts to Governor Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin's recall elections yesterday. Federal bank regulators head to Capitol Hill this morning to update Senators on the progress of the Dodd-Frank financial industry reforms. Words like "austerity," "sequestration" and "equity" are commonly used in news stories everywhere these days, but do you know what they mean? The recession has boosted the number of Americans on food stamps to 44 million -- nearly double pre-recession levels.
The seven leading industrialized nations in the world are holding an emergency conference call today about the fate of the euro and the global slowdown. Voters in Wisconsin decide today whether to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker. At the E3 video gaming conference this week all eyes are waiting to see how Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony will counter growing competition from mobile gaming. And why do the Obama and Romney campaigns both set $3 as the entry-level donation?
Stocks are down all over the world this morning as investors have their first chance to react to the Labor Department's May jobs report on Friday. New Mexico's largest ever wildfire is still growing and you can bet the bill to put it out will be high. Tomorrow, if you live near a 'Pizza Patron' and order in Spanish, you'll get your pizza for free. This Tuesday the nation will watch as Wisconsin voters head to the polls to decide whether recall their Republican Governor or not.
Today, the latest monthly job numbers come out and the Federal Reserve will be watching to determine their next move. Although, we hear a lot of data when it comes to the economy, everyone's story is unique. We visit a job center in Portland, Oregon to take the pulse of people who are just hitting the unemployment lines. Wal-Mart shareholders gather in Bentonville, Arkansas for the company's annual meeting. As hurricane season starts, stronger and more frequent storms have companies pulling out of parts of the Bahamas and Florida.
Irish voters go to the polls today not to elect a president or a leader but to vote on key European bailout measures.With the price of oil below $90 a barrel, some are beginning to wonder at what point does it become unprofitable to drill. Today housing advocacy groups from 22 cities and 17 states are launching a campaign to force the presidential candidates to address the specific topic of foreclosures. Madonna begins her sold out worldwide summer tour today in Israel. But what if you're not Madonna? How do you make money on tour?
The once high-flying maker of the BlackBerry handheld device is in deeper water than analysts feared. Research In Motion warned investors yesterday it could report a loss for its first quarter and has hired bankers for a “strategic review.” Computer networks across the Middle East are engulfed in flame, flame spying software that is. A hotdog joint called Felony Franks employs ex-convicts. After the BP spill, the multi-billion dollar Gulf Coast seafood industry was shut down. Now, two years later, things are looking up, at least for shrimpers.
Greek voters will return to the polls in less than three weeks. The results of the election could determine whether Greece stays in the euro zone or exits in a messy divorce that would disrupt the global economy. Dewey & LeBoeuf, one of the largest law firms in the country, filed for bankruptcy last night after months of financial turmoil and partner defections. Today is the Texas primary. Polls show voters tend to care about the economy and immigration, but education policy is growing in importance. The food truck scene -- once a trendy diversion -- is now a normal part of city life. Sizzler and other national chains hope to take advantage.