Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 14, 2011

Moody's: It's hard to regain a triple-A rating

Steven Hess, senior credit officer at Moody's Investors Service, discusses the agency's decision to review America's credit rating.

UC expected to raise tuition

University of California regents are set to vote today on a plan to increase tuition by more an $1,000 per student for the coming year.
Posted In: Education

Swonk: JPMorgan and the debt ceiling

Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains today's news that JPMorgan Chase reported a 13 percent rise in profit last quarter, and explains the chances of a credit downgrade from Moody's.
Posted In: Economy

Spotify finally set to launch in the U.S.

The free, ad-supported music streaming site has been popular in Europe for years, and now the service will launch in the U.S.
Posted In: Music

Could bank profits translate into jobs?

The second-largest U.S. bank said it earned more than $5 billion last quarter, as New York bureau chief Heidi Moore explains.
Posted In: Banks

China urges U.S. to protect investor interests

The top holder of U.S. debt is pushing politicians to protect the interests of investors after the ratings agency Moody's warned of a possible downgrade to U.S. debt.
Posted In: China

Moody's warns of U.S. downgrade

Credit ratings agency Moody's has threatened to review the U.S.'s AAA rating because of the ongoing discussions over raising the country's debt ceiling.

Government spending cuts will affect everyone

The era of big government isn't over -- most everyone in the United States is affected by and dependent upon government spending. Expect to feel an impact in the decision over the deficit and debt ceiling.
Posted In: Economy

Consumers are willing to pay more to protect their privacy online

A new study shows that people are willing to pay a higher price for the same goods online if the site does a better job of protecting their privacy.

Why Oklahoma City's unemployment is under 5%

Oklahoma City is doing much better than most of America, bringing in tourists and importing jobs from other states.
Posted In: Jobs

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Space Leaf Dub
The Polish Ambassador
You Said Something
Pj Harvey
The Boogie Monster
Gnarls Barkley
Hella Good (Album Version)
No Doubt
Her Hollow Ways
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

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