Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 5, 2011

Lagarde urges economies to stimulate through spending

As head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde has some strong opinions about how to fix the global economy. Chief among them? Spend.
Posted In: Economy

Venice Film Festival hit by economic downturn

The Venice Film Festival has been hard hit by the global economic downturn, leaving a large building project unfinished. But the industry hopes to continue to attract American funding.
Posted In: Entertainment

Mexican economy still strong despite drug wars

The Mexican economy continues to prosper despite the ongoing, deadly drugs wars in the country. But is this growth sustainable as the conflicts continue?
Posted In: Mexico

Head of IMF says governments need to spend

In a recent interview, the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, said that she thinks governments need to spend if they hope to get out of the dire economic situation.
Posted In: Economy

Companies use 'eye-tracking' to see what sells

Originally developed for British fighter pilots, a system called 'eye-tracking' allows companies and brands to see what consumers by, and why.
Posted In: Retail

College degree isn't paying off in the job market

College grads are facing the tough job market along with everyone else, and because employers know demand is high, starting wages have dropped in the past decade.
Posted In: Jobs

CFPB director confirmation will be an uphill battle

President Obama nominated Richard Cordray to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But Republicans don't want there to be a director at all.

Beermaker Pabst moves to L.A.

Embracing its new home, the brand is turning to celebrities to help boost sales.
Posted In: Food

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Rue The Whirl
Boards Of Canada
My Red Hot Car
Someone's Second Kiss

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