Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chairman Ben Bernanke's announcement yesterday that the Federal Reserve will expand the Operation Twist monetary stimulus program has left markets and economists unimpressed. As our country still continues to recover from the recession, Marketplace's economics correspondent Chris Farrell comapres where we are now to previous economic low points. And at tonight's perfect storm -- the NBA finals matchup of the Heat and Thunder -- ticket prices are going through the roof.

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill June 7, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Construction cranes cling to the new central headquarters of the European Central Bank on February 10, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.