Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 11, 2014

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One of the most pressing issues before attendees at the IMF spring meetings in Washington, D.C., doesn’t show up on the agenda – the situation in Ukraine. We offer a review of the tools and options bankers have. Plus: Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. The hope is to nudge it up to 2 percent. What does the inflation rate tell us?  And why would we want to increase it?  

PODCAST: What's so bad about low inflation?

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Alternative indicator gives high scores to Costa Rica

When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.
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When the coal layoffs trickle down

Coal communities in eastern Kentucky have been reeling from the effects of a relentless wave of mining layoffs.
Posted In: coal, layoffs, coal mining
Inflation

Why low inflation can be dangerous

Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low.
Posted In: inflation, Fed

Ukraine not on the agenda as IMF gathers

The situation in Ukraine is missing from the agenda for the IMF spring meetings in Washington, D.C.
Posted In: IMF, ukraine, bailout

Don't break my heart: This week's Silicon Tally

Our regular quiz looking back at the week's tech news.
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