Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 8, 2012

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After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change. Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future and holding on to their cash. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward. The International Olympic Committee will provide live web coverage of the London games this summer to nations in Asia and Africa. And finally, what to throw out when, we give you a guide to food expiration dates beyond what's printed on the carton.

Obama calls on Congress to act on jobs bill

Today at a White house press conference, President Obama warned the American public of the banking crisis in Europe and the stalled congressional action on jobs legislation.
Posted In: Jobs bill, Europe debt crisis, Barack Obama

PODCAST: Animal waste as energy, and advice for grads, 'you're not special'

After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change. Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future and holding on to their cash. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward. The International Olympic Committee will provide live web coverage of the London games this summer to nations in Asia and Africa. And finally, what to throw out when, we give you a guide to food expiration dates beyond what's printed on the carton.

One animal's waste is another man's treasure

Here in the United Kingdom, retail giants like Wal-Mart and grocery store chain Tesco are food waste into green energy.
Posted In: alternative energy, waste

Olympics to be broadcast on YouTube

The International Olympic Committee will provide live web coverage of the London games this summer to nations in Asia and Africa. If the online feed catches on, a television network might be interested in paying for future international rights.
Posted In: London Olympics, YouTube

Why companies are still hoarding their cash

Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Federal Reserve

Chesapeake shareholders want more answers, action

After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change.
Posted In: Chesapeake Energy, natural gas

Throw out that milk: A guide to food expiration dates

You buy food, it sits in your fridge, and you wonder what to throw out when. Finally, here's a definitive guide to expiration dates that goes beyond what's printed on the carton.
Posted In: Food, safety

Will Greece return to the drachma?

Greece continues to struggle through a debt and banking crisis and rumors of a 'Grexit' abound. If the country does leave the euro, how will it roll out the drachma, and what are the costs?
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, euro, currency

U.S. Fed approves Basel III

The Federal Reserve has just approved a proposal to make every bank in America keep more capital on hand. The measure may help taxpayers weather the next financial storm, but hurt bank stockholders.
Posted In: bank regulations, Federal Reserve

How to outsmart a password hacker

Following the theft of 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn along with hacks at the dating site eHarmony and the music site Last.FM, we get advice from an industry insider on how to protect yourself -- tell a lie.
Posted In: linkedin, hackers, passwords

Spain asks for bailout, Fed sets new banking buffer

One of the big rain clouds hanging over markets this morning is coming from Spain. There are reports that the Spanish government could ask Europe to bailout its banks this weekend.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Federal Reserve

Obama urges action on Euro crisis, jobs bill

Today President Obama urged Europe's leaders to act quickly to solve their economic crisis. On the domestic front, the president asked Congress to reevaluate the jobs bill he delivered to the Capitol last year.
Posted In: Barack Obama, spain, Europe debt crisis, Jobs bill

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