Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 27, 2012

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The National Football League has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years -- including a defined pension plan and a pay raise. Tomorrow, British regulators are expected to propose major changes to the way a key interest rate -- LIBOR -- is set. And a new study finds that young African-Americans are being exposed to substantially more alcohol advertising than their peers.

PODCAST: NFL referees return, another round of Spanish budget cuts

The NFL has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years -- including a defined pension plan and a pay raise. In Spain, an ambitious new budget plan calls for more austerity. U.S. jobless claims fell last week to its lowest level in more than nine months. A report from the Pew Research Center says U.S. student loan debt is rising sharply. And how much does a voter's income determine his or her vote?

Is it a good time to look for a quality job?

New polling reveals that young people are more positive about the prospects of finding a quality job than their elders.
Posted In: Gallup, Jobs

Spain gets serious with budget plan, mixed U.S. economic data

Spain has unveiled an ambitious budget plan. Will it be enough to get the job done? Meanwhile, what does the mixed economic data in the U.S. mean for the economy?
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, economic indicators

Pew: Student loan debt rises sharply

There’s a new report out today from the Pew Research Center with some startling statistics on student loan debt: It’s rising sharply in the U.S.
Posted In: student loan debt, pew research center

Personal income and its effects at the ballot box

Well we are 40 days away from Election Day here in the U.S. And there's some new polling about just how much a voter's income determines his or her vote.
Posted In: income, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 47 percent

Budget cuts causing more strain in Spain

Today the government of Spain is expected to lay out yet another new budget with even more cuts in it.
Posted In: spain, protests, budget cuts

African-American youth seeing more alcohol ads

A new study finds African-Americans aged 12-20 are exposed to more alcohol advertising than American young people in general
Posted In: African American, advertising, alcohol, teenagers, drinking

NFL reaches deal with referees, ending lockout

The National Football League has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years, including a defined pension plan and a pay raise.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, referees

All around, a bad week for all-electric cars

Tesla's behind its production schedule, Toyota is all but abandoning its plans for a plug-in car, and the new Fisker gets a bad review from Consumer Reports.
Posted In: electric cars, tesla, Toyota

LIBOR scandal leads to calls for change

Reform is on the way after fraudulent manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, the rate used by many banks in lending to each other.
Posted In: LIBOR, banking, Barclays

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