Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 9, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 9, 2011

Educated immigrants now outnumber lower-skilled

A new report released from the Brookings Institution shows that highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones. Andrey Singer from the Brookings Institution explains.
Posted In: Immigration

Mixed market numbers have economists concerned

Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains how recent stock numbers show a slowdown in economic activity, and how factors like oil prices and the Chinese housing bubble could impact the economic soft patch.
Posted In: Wall Street

Citibank hacked, more than 200,000 bank customers affected

The banking giant has confirmed that credit card information for about 200,000 of its North American customers have been compromised.
Posted In: Banks

Senate imposes debit swipe fee limits

The U.S . Senate voted yesterday to end the banking industry's rally to block caps on debit car swipe fees yesterday. Greg McBride at Bankrate.com explains.
Posted In: Banks

Banks lose battle over debit card swipe fees

The U.S. Senate has rejected a plan, backed by banks, for a six-month delay in the implementation of a cap on debit card swipe fees. Karen Petrou with Federal Financial Analytics explains.
Posted In: Banks

OPEC meeting ends without production increase, markets react

Oil prices are up to about $101 a barrel this morning after OPEC decided to maintain its current output levels.
Posted In: Oil

'The spy who loved VC'

Anna Chapman -- the red-headed cover girl of the Russian spy ring uncovered by the FBI last year -- is no longer a woman of international mystery, and instead is promoting technology investment in Russia.
Posted In: Investing

China says a U.S. default is 'playing with fire'

China holds more than $1 trillion of U.S. debt, so today the country has said it hopes the U.S. will take effective steps to improve its fiscal position.

Race for IMF chief coming to a head

It's assumed Christine LaGarde will get the job. Emerging markets complain Europeans always run the IMF, but they haven't been able to coalesce around their own candidate.

Corn supply, and its effect on food prices

The floods in the Midwest are hurting corn supply, which could affect the rest of the food industry.
Posted In: Agriculture

The process behind naming a racehorse

From Seabiscuit to Secretariat, there are rules and rituals involved in naming a racehorse.
Posted In: Sports

Commerce Department pushes small businesses to increase exports

New reports show U.S. exports are slipping, and 1 percent of U.S. companies sell products abroad. The Commerce Department wants to change that -- one (very) small enterprise at a time.
Posted In: Small Business

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The Stranger
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California [Explicit]
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