Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Spain's government raised its goal of $2 billion at a bond auction this morning, but banking woes still loom. Summer movie season means it’s time for big-budget, action-adventures, but summer can also spell success for movies that ignore the desires of teenage boys. President Obama will talk to students in Nevada today about his plan to defer federal loan repayments for low-income student borrowers. Although affluent devotees are willing to pay high prices for the up-market sportwear brand Lululemon, there may be a limit to the yoga market.

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Spain's government raised its goal of $2 billion at a bond auction this morning, but banking woes still loom. Summer movie season means it’s time for big-budget, action-adventures, but summer can also spell success for movies that ignore the desires of teenage boys. President Obama will talk to students in Nevada today about his plan to defer federal loan repayments for low-income student borrowers. Although affluent devotees are willing to pay high prices for the up-market sportwear brand Lululemon, there may be a limit to the yoga market.

Twitter solves mobile ad riddle

This week, in a nudge at Facebook's mobile ad struggles, Twitter said its mobile ads are booming, already outpacing web ads and on track to keep growing.
Posted In: Facebook, Twitter, mobile

New push to ease student loan repayment

The federal government will streamline the process that borrowers use to get their payments capped at just 15 percent of their salaries.
Posted In: frederal student loans, student debt, student loan repayment options

Lululemon shows limit of yoga market

Although Lululemon's profits were up this quarter, the yoga market outlook is softening despite affluent devotees that are willing to pay high prices for the fitness activity.
Posted In: Retail, yoga, Lululemon

Movie studios diversify summer line-ups

It’s summer movie season which means it’s the time for big-budget, action-adventures. But summer can also spell success for movies that ignore the desires of teenage boys.
Posted In: movies, summer, Blockbuster, marketing

Spain succeeds in bond auction despite high borrowing cost

Spain's government raised $2.6 billion at a bond auction this morning, but their financial crisis still looms with the banking system and government propping each other up.
Posted In: spain, bonds, Europe debt crisis

Uncertainty lingers in Spain after bond auction

Spain raised $2.6 billion in a bond sale this morning, but the higher interest rate of 6.1 percent shows that investors are still concerned that Spain has not wiped their hands clean of the financial mess just yet.
Posted In: spain, bonds, interest rates, Europe debt crisis

Americans concerned over Fed's low interest rates

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may announce a new plan for interest rates today on Capitol Hill. Six in 10 Americans want the Federal Reserve to consider the negative impact of low interest rates on retirees and savings.
Posted In: interest rates, Federal Reserve, retirement savings

Market hope hangs on Bernanke

All eyes are on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today as he testifies today on Capitol Hill and announces his plans for interest rates and quantitative easing.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, Europe debt crisis, Ben Bernanke

Options narrow for Federal Reserve action

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is on Capitol Hill today and he's under pressure to do more to stimulate the economy in the United States.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve, interest rates, quantitative easing

Bernanke: Fed will act if there is risk

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was on Capital Hill today, he didn't rule out action, but did not suggest any immediate policy changes.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, interest rates, quantitative easing

China's interest rate cut shows concern about slowdown

China today dropped its key interest rate by a quarter percent -- the first cut since 2008. The move shows the Chinese government is becoming concerned about the new evidence of a slowdown in the global economy.
Posted In: China

Central bank of China lowers interest rate

China's central bank this morning surprised global markets by cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008 in an effort to stimulate the slowing economy.
Posted In: China, interest rates, stimulus

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