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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 12, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 12, 2011

Recovery or recession: it's like riding a bike

A new Wall Street Journal report released today finds that a third of economists believe we're headed back into recession within the next year.
Posted In: Economy

Short selling ban exposes gap between American, European market attitudes

University of Chicago business professor Randall Kroszner says that short selling bans don't address the fundamental concern of sovereign debt in European countries
Posted In: Economy

Will a short sale ban reduce pressure on bank stocks?

Moody's Analytics economist Gus Faucher explains why he thinks a ban on short selling will not be effective and may just be posturing on the part of European governments.
Posted In: Economy

Why ban short selling stocks?

In response to this week's global market swings, four European countries have temporarily prohibited the short selling of bank stocks. But will a ban actually calm the markets?

Banking crisis 2.0: Replace Lehman Brothers with Greece or Spain

CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger says the current fiscal crisis can be compared to 2008. But this time, the U.S. isn't the star of the show, and Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers could be 'easily replaced' with Greece, Italy and Spain.
Posted In: Economy

Short sales blamed for market fears

Several European countries have banned short selling because they say the practice encourages groups of investors to create and spread bad gossip
Posted In: Economy

Why ban short selling now?

Analysts say the move to ban short selling by Belgium, France, Italy and Spain is in direct response to sharp falls in bank stocks this week
Posted In: Economy

Who's making money off market turmoil?

Hedge fund traders and even ordinary investors are short selling stocks to make a buck off the ups and downs in the markets
Posted In: Economy

Temporary short-sale ban in four European nations

France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have banned the practice of short-selling, which allows investors to bet on falling and rising markets
Posted In: Economy

Currency war spells trouble for Switzerland and Japan

As the Euro and the U.S. dollar struggle, investors flock to currencies in smaller-market countries

Can retail weather the latest economic swings?

Deepening economic woes could start to take a toll on retail bottom lines
Posted In: Retail

Michele Bachmann's economic views

The New Yorker's Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza explains how growing up impoverished shaped the financial thinking of the GOP presidential hopeful.
Posted In: Michele Bachmann, 2012 election

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Milton Road (My Skull With Flowers mix by Kim Hiorthoy)
Mice Parade
Sweet Nothing Serenade
Ben Harper
Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
Eels
African Velvet
Air
Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
The Decemberists