Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Millions of Syrian refugees have fled into Jordan and the extra strain may be proving to be too much for a host country that is suffering from its own economic problems. The UK’s Royal Mail service may go private. And what happened to all the salespeople who sold subprime mortgages leading up to the Lehman collapse?
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Posted In: grocery stores, Fresh & Easy, Walmart, supermarket
Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the Fresh and Easy chain from Tesco. Today's earnings report from Kroger affords a glimpse into the way these markets make money.
Unemployment claims fell last week -- but there's a catch. And 'Too Big to Fail' became the signature line of the giant bailouts. So who's getting smaller?
Posted In: unemployment claims, unemployment benefits, labor market
The trend is in the right direction, but the statistic won't dominate in the markets.
Posted In: Tina Brown, The Daily Beast, media
Tina Brown steps down as editor of The Daily Beast. She'll leave the magazine next year and start a new company.
Posted In: too big to fail, General Electric, financial crisis, Lehman Brothers, AIG
'Too big to fail' became the signature line of the financial crisis. Five years after the crash, many big financial firms are only bigger. But one has decided it's time to shrink.