Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 5, 2011

Labor Secretary: Better job growth requires economic confidence

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis explains the steps the White House is taking to promote job growth and to guide the country to recovery
Posted In: Jobs

Who to blame for market mess?

Europe's debt, anemic unemployment claims and general economic malaise all took the fall for the Dow's 500 point drop. But in reality, we'll never know the real culprit.
Posted In: Wall Street

Computerized trading may -- or may not -- have helped 500-point drop

Vasant Dhar of NYU's Stern School of Business says investors shouldn't be worried by computerized trading. In fact, yesterday's sell off may have been exaggerated by people - and muted by computers.

117,000 jobs could turn mood away from 'recessionary'

July's job report saw the addition of 117,000 new jobs. But, in the wake of last week's debt crisis and today's report, markets still aren't convinced.

How should individual investors respond to the volatile markets?

CBS MoneyWatch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger explains how your personal finance is affected by the hopeful jobs numbers and depressing market conditions
Posted In: Personal Finance

Hopeful unemployment news gives scared markets a boost

The economy added 117,000 jobs in July -- while the nation's unemployment rate fell slightly -- to 9.1 percent
Posted In: Jobs

Investors lose faith in recovery

During this week's rout, $2.5 trillion in value has evaporated from global balance sheets. And economists say the panic was prompted by politics -- not economics.
Posted In: Investing

Asian markets remain fundamentally strong, so why panic?

Asian economies are not immune from the developments in the U.S. and Europe.

Supporters say free trade deals can create jobs

The U.S. unemployment rate remains above 9 percent, and now President Obama says he has a few ideas to create new jobs, including free trade deals with Panama and South Korea.
Posted In: Jobs

Market drop based on fear

The Dow dropped 500 points in one day -- but economists are blaming news we've known about for months now. So why the panic now?
Posted In: Wall Street

Oklahoma drought brings record number of cattle to auction

But southeastern farmers -- who just got out of a drought themselves -- are now looking to replenish their herds
Posted In: Agriculture

Palestinians suffering from missing salaries

Arab countries who were supposed to contribute to Palestinian Authority salaries say they need the money at home. It's estimated about a million people depend on that income

Study: College does pay off

A new report from Georgetown finds college graduates make 84 percent more money than high school graduates. Other factors, like race, can matter too
Posted In: Education

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