Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 7, 2011

How would a debt default impact Americans?

Bloomberg's Mike Dorning explains how a debt default would not only impact the government, but how it would affect American citizens.

Republicans, President Obama inch towards debt compromise

It may not be immediately obvious, but if you parse their words, both sides appear more willing to negotiate during debt talks this week. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains.

Is job growth a factor in the White House debt talks?

As President Obama and congressional leaders continue to search for common ground on raising the federal debt limit, how concerned are the politicians over creating jobs in the U.S.?

Interest rate riddles

The European Central Bank raised interest rates for the second time this year. China just raised rates too. But in the U.S. Not even on the table. Marketplace's Stephen Beard explains why.
Posted In: China

AirAsia places record plane order to meet growing demand

Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier, AirAsia, plans to buy 300 Airbus passenger jets -- a record-breaking order that would make the Malaysia-based airline one of the world's largest carriers.
Posted In: Airlines

For some companies, the suburban landscape is losing its shine

United Airlines is headed out of the Chicago suburbs and into the city -- one of a rash of companies to do so. Tony Arnold explains.
Posted In: Retail

As debt talks resume, lawmakers tied up in tax debate

After weeks of impasse, President Obama and congressional leaders are resuming debt talks today in hopes of averting a default.

A new plan of action for Fannie and Freddie?

A California congressman wants to combine Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into a single entity. It would be smaller, and fully government-owned. But opponents say it would be too easily manipulated by special interests.
Posted In: Housing

HLN's next step, post-trial

CNN's HLN channel got big ratings while covering the Casey Anthony trial, but now that the case is over, it could lose viewers as well as advertisers.
Posted In: Entertainment

Differences in Medicaid spending, state by state

A new study is the first to give an apples-to-apples comparison of how states spend their money on Medicaid.
Posted In: Health

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Artists' Valley
The Heinrich Maneuver
Gold For The Price Of Silver (Erot Vs Kings Of Convenience Version)
Kings Of Convenience

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