Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 29, 2012

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Yesterday's health care ruling is being hailed as good news for people without health insurance. But more than 80 percent of Americans do have health insurance, and more than 55 percent of us get it through our employer. On Sunday, voters in Mexico will go to the polls to elect a new president and a lot of U.S. companies that do business south of the border will be watching very closely. And there's a big EU summit going on in Brussels and it appears leaders have come up with an agreement that may help ease the debt crisis -- at least somewhat.

Some parts of U.S. experiencing lifeguard shortage

From Tulsa to Minneapolis, cities are having a hard time finding enough people to work summer lifeguard jobs.
Posted In: summer jobs, lifegaurding, swimming pools

PODCAST: Europe makes a deal, Hawaii gets more tourists

Yesterday's health care ruling is being hailed as good news for people without health insurance. But more than 80 percent of Americans do have health insurance, and more than 55 percent of us get it through our employer. On Sunday, voters in Mexico will go to the polls to elect a new president and a lot of U.S. companies that do business south of the border will be watching very closely. And there's a big EU summit going on in Brussels and it appears leaders have come up with an agreement that may help ease the debt crisis -- at least somewhat.

New EU bailout plan a victory for Italy

European leaders have settled on a new way to bail out banks. The structure will allow the EU to prop up troubled banks directly. It's the kind of change Spain, Italy and other struggling eurozone countries were looking for.
Posted In: italy

OCC to take closer look at JPMorgan's trading models

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is flexing its regulatory muscle and wants to review JPMorgan's risk models.
Posted In: JPMorgan, risk

Transportation deal could be reached in Washington

Lawmakers in Washington are poised today to approve a bill that provides billions for transportation projects and lowers student loan interest rates.
Posted In: Washington D.C., Transportation, government spending

The initial economic impacts of the health care decision

After the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, economists are already speculating on what it could mean for the U.S. economy, both in the short and the long-term.
Posted In: health care, health care reform law

Euro leaders compromise on plans for bailout money

It appears European leaders have come up with an agreement to ease the debt crisis -- somewhat. And the deal rests on Germany compromising on how bailout money is used.
Posted In: Europe, Germany

Senator Rand Paul on opposing the health care law

Even after the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act yesterday, many outspoken critics of the law remain. We talk to Senator Rand Paul on why he believes the law is unconstitutional.
Posted In: Rand Paul, politics, health care reform law, constitutional

What the health care law means for the restaurant industry

One group of Americans that may be particularly worried about the Supreme Court's health care ruling is the restaurant industry.
Posted In: restaurants, health care

U.S. head of Cigna on the health care decision

U.S. health insurance companies put in a tremendous amount of work for a health reform law that could have been vaporized. We speak to Matt Manders, U.S. head of Cigna, one of the country's biggest insurers, on the Supreme Court ruling.
Posted In: Cigna, health insurance

Euro summit ends with two key agreements

A summit of European leaders has yielded agreement on two key points. First, the EU as a whole will lend directly to banks wherever they get into trouble. Second, there's going to be a new agency to supervise banks across the continent.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Brussels

European leaders reach deal to help banks

There's a big EU summit going on in Brussels today, and it appears leaders have come up with an agreement that may help ease the debt crisis -- at least somewhat.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Union, Brussels

Wildfires stifle Colorado's tourism industry

As wildfires rage across Colorado, state officials are being cautious in how they describe the conflagration, hoping not to scare away its major tourism industry, like it did in 2002.
Posted In: tourism, wildfire, colorado

American businesses watch Mexican elections

The outcome of Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico will affect U.S. companies there, like carmaker Ford. Some could benefit from promised economic reforms.
Posted In: Mexico

For Americans insured by employers, not much will change

If you are among the vast majority of Americans insured through your employer, the high court decision on health care probably won't change much.
Posted In: health care reform law, health insurance

Will health care law spur entrepreneurs?

Some say cheaper insurance could help startup owners focus on business.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, startup, health insurance

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