Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 26, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 26, 2011

Fed can't fix the demand side of economic crisis

Many were disappointed at the news Ben Bernanke gave this morning: As of now, the Fed won't make moves to fix the economy. But as we hear from Jill Schlesinger, it might not be the Fed's job after all.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Some investors disappointed with Bernanke's announcement

Investors in the U.S. and around the world awaited an announcement of help from the Fed and Ben Bernanke. It's not coming -- yet. So now what?
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

GDP growth stalls at 1%, fears of recession grow

U.S. GDP growth was a tiny 1 percent in the second quarter of the year. But is this typical of recession, or recovery?
Posted In: Economy

Some experts skeptical about a new Fed stimulus plan

Some had high hopes for Ben Bernanke's speech today, expecting he might announce another Quantitative Easing plan. Others, like Bruce McCain, were a bit more skeptical.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Insurance companies will feel the hurt from Hurricane Irene

When Hurricane Irene hits the East Coast this weekend, it will have broad economic impacts. Businesses from insurance companies to movie theaters will feel the sting of the storm.
Posted In: Small Business

Low GDP numbers put more weight on Bernanke speech

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew just 1 percent in the second quarter of 2011. Along with lagging unemployment rates, these figures put even more pressure on Ben Bernanke to take action.
Posted In: Economy

Pros and cons of another Fed stimulus plan

Experts on either side of the fence await word from Ben Bernanke in Jackson Hole today. At stake? The potential for more monetary stimulus, which could bolster the economy but may hurt in the long run.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

The world awaiting Bernanke's speech

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers a speech on economic policy this morning in Jackson Hole. We speak to BBC reporter Andrew Walker about why investors across Europe can't wait to hear it.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

Libya in transition: Steps needed for economic stability

With transitional governments, businesses may not always know who to side with. But as the haze clears, what steps are crucial to providing stability for a new government and economy?

Protests in Israel are economic

Failing government economic policy is creating a wave of protests across Israel. Tent protests are just the beginning, as a huge demonstration is planned for this weekend.

Scotland's strong winds could power its economy

Scotland says green energy initiatives could create 100,000 new jobs and provide a steady cash flow to local towns.

Tech companies shelve IPOs

Venture capitalists are less confident thanks to volatile markets, but the IPO chill probably won't last that long.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Keystone pipeline decision is pivotal for environmentalists

It's expected that the State Department will release its final environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline. There have been protests in Washington against the pipeline for two weeks.
Posted In: Oil

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