Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 25, 2012

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Egypt has a new president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, whose political party -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- was banned while former President Hosni Mubarak was in office. The board of the University of Virginia meets tomorrow to consider reinstating Teresa Sullivan to the presidency, after she was ousted a couple of weeks ago. And in the spirit of environmental conservation, the British government wants to put a price on nature.

Congress to decide on transportation bill, student loan rates

House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Posted In: student loan, Transportation, Congress

Supreme Court announces immigration law ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down large portions of Arizona's new immigration law. Arizona had argued the Congressional stalemate over immigration left it no choice but to take action. But the Court has invalidated a number of key provisions.
Posted In: Supreme Court, Immigration, health care

Job prospects getting worse for law school graduates

The Wall Street Journal reports that newly minted lawyers have only about a 50 percent chance of being employed as lawyers nine months out from graduation.
Posted In: law school, lawyers

PODCAST: New president in Egypt, new decision in the Supreme Court

Egypt has a new president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, whose political party -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- was banned while former President Hosni Mubarak was in office. The board of the University of Virginia meets tomorrow to consider reinstating Teresa Sullivan to the presidency, after she was ousted a couple of weeks ago. And in the spirit of environmental conservation, the British government wants to put a price on nature.

Cosmetics for men a growing market

One of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetics market is actually products geared towards men. According to the research firm Mintel, sales of men's toiletries could hit $3.2 billion by 2016.
Posted In: cosmetics, makeup, Retail, men

Submit your economic crisis jokes

Sometimes during a crisis, humor can provide a way to express yourself. So we want to know: What are your best economic crisis jokes?
Posted In: jokes, humor

Fewer Americans saving for emergencies

A new study says almost half of Americans don't have enough saved to cover three months expenses, up slightly from a year ago.
Posted In: emergency savings, Savings

University of Virginia takes a vote on ousted president

Sacked president Theresa Sullivan could be reinstated when the university's board meets.
Posted In: University of Virginia, college, Teresa Sullivan

Egypt announces new president-elect Mohamed Morsi

Egypt has a new president-elect. It's Mohamed Morsi, whose political party, the Muslim Brotherhood, was banned while former President Hosni Mubarak was in office.
Posted In: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, elections

The price of nature conservation in the U.K.

In the spirit of environmental conservation, the British government wants to put a price on nature. They've created a group called the Natural Capital Committee, which will put a dollar value on landscapes, river purity, and wildlife.
Posted In: Britain, nature, conservation

After elections, Egyptian economy looks forward

Mohamed Morsi will be the next president of Egypt. One of his other major challenges is to remake the economy. Egypt suffers from high unemployment and income inequality, among other maladies.
Posted In: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, elections

Manos the Greek on funny side of economic crisis

Greece's lenders had planned a visit to the country today, but wouldn't you know it: the brand new finance minister's been fainting and sick to his stomach. If Greece weren't so sad, it'd be funny; maybe it's still funny -- at least one guy thinks so.
Posted In: comedy, Greece, financial crisis

New settlement comes out of Madoff Ponzi scandal

There's a new settlement related to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. It's about a money manager named Ezra Merkin, who has agreed to pay more than $400 million dollars to his former customers who lost billions when he invested their money with Madoff.
Posted In: Bernie Madoff, legal, settlement

Decisions on students, health care and immigration pending

A decision is expected from the Supreme Court on President Obama's health care overhaul, which is sure to have big economic implications however it is decided -- but there are some other high stakes battles going on.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Supreme Court, Immigration law

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