Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 13, 2012

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The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. That would make a third round of so-called "quantitative easing." Directors at Ford Motor Company are meeting today. There's word the agenda could include the first step toward a change in management at the company. And in case you missed the big launch, Apple's iPhone 5 was unveiled last night. Fifty million iPhone 5s could get snapped up by the end of the year. And each one is a potential cash cow for the wireless carrier the iPhone customer chooses.

PODCAST: The coming of QE3

The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. That would make a third round of so-called "quantitative easing." Directors at Ford Motor Company are meeting today. There's word the agenda could include the first step toward a change in management at the company. And in case you missed the big launch, Apple's iPhone 5 was unveiled last night. Fifty million iPhone 5s could get snapped up by the end of the year. And each one is a potential cash cow for the wireless carrier the iPhone customer chooses.

Kansas City gets hooked up with Google Fiber

Today, Google unveils the neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo., that will get a fiber-optic Internet hook-up the rest of us can only dream of.
Posted In: Google, kansas city

Wholesale prices rise in August

The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last month -- the biggest jump in three years.
Posted In: inflation, gas prices, food prices, Federal Reserve

Do Americans like financial regulations?

One of the big election issues this year is government regulation of business. A lot of new rules have been added since the financial crisis four years ago. How do your fellow Americans feel about it?
Posted In: regulation

The pros and cons of a possible QE3

Later today, the Federal Reserve wraps up a two day policy-setting meeting. The big question is whether they'll launch another round of "quantitative Easing" -- buying up bonds to inject some money and a bit more pep into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: quantitative easing, Federal Reserve

How Americans are viewing Democrats and Republicans

In this week's Attitude Check, we check in with Gallup's editor-in-chief, Frank Newport, about how Americans are viewing Republicans and Democrats on a couple of subjects.
Posted In: Democrats, Republicans

Airbus parent company in talks to merge with BAE systems

The parent company of Airbus, EADS, is in merger talks with the continent's biggest defense contractor, BAE systems. That could put U.S. leaders Boeing and Lockheed Martin playing a little defense themselves.
Posted In: defense, aerospace, Airbus, BAE Systems

What QE3 would mean for the economy

The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

Who will keep Ford's winning streak going?

As CEO Alan Mulally nears retirement, his stellar performance in saving and reinvigorating Ford makes even employees wonder: who can replace him?
Posted In: Ford, Auto

iPhone boom is short-term bust for wireless carriers

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint offer huge subsidies on new smartphones that hit bottom line.
Posted In: iphone 5, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint

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