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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Despite -- or maybe because of -- recent mass shootings in the U.S., gun manufacturers are reporting peak profits. Oxfam warns that food prices will soar due to climate change. McDonald's is opening two all-vegetarian restaurants in India. David Gura reports on a father and son in North Carolina who have differing views on the upcoming election. And Gallup asked American workers how satisfied they were with 13 aspects of their jobs.

ECB bond-buying plan will only bide time

The European Central Bank's plan to buy bonds is reminiscent of the Fed's quantitative easing.
Posted In: Mario Draghi, European Central Bank

PODCAST: The ECB's bond-buying plan, McDonald's goes all-veggie

Despite -- or maybe because of -- recent mass shootings in the U.S., gun manufacturers are reporting peak profits. The European Central Bank announces a bond-buying plan. McDonald's is opening two all-vegetarian restaurants in India. David Gura reports on a father and son in North Carolina who have differing views on the upcoming election. And Gallup asked American workers how satisfied they were with 13 aspects of their jobs.

Draghi's bond-buying plan continues push for reform

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced a plan today to buy bonds and relieve market pressure on troubled eurozone countries. But will it work?
Posted In: Mario Draghi, European Central Bank, Outright Monetary Transactions, OMT

ECB's Mario Draghi unveils bond-buying plan

Target countries will have to agree to more austerity and economic reforms.
Posted In: ECB, European Central Bank, Mario Draghi

Planned layoffs drop to lowest level in two years

According to job placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, the number of planned layoffs at U.S. companies dropped 37 percent from a year ago.
Posted In: Jobs, layoffs

Most Americans feel satisfied with their jobs

Gallup's latest polls reveal only 1 in 10 Americans say that they are dissatisfied with their jobs. It's a major jump from the results from two decades ago.
Posted In: Jobs

Can 'Super Mario' Draghi save the eurozone?

Investors in Europe are calling today "Super Thursday": the day when the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi rides to the rescue and saves the euro. Draghi is set to unveil his much-heralded plan to end the eurozone debt crisis.
Posted In: Mario Draghi, Eurozone

McDonald's opens all-vegetarian restaurants in India

The fast food giant makes a bold move in a country where about 50 percent of the people are vegetarian.
Posted In: India, McDonald's, fast food

Fashion Week and a ruling on red shoes

French designer Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection on red-soled women's shoes.
Posted In: Fashion Week, Christian Louboutin

Father, son differ on impact of election

Two decades after he moved to North Carolina's Research Triangle from Russia, Dmitiri Moundous started a new business called Alera Labs, and his son Gene, is among his first employees. One intends to vote. The other...
Posted In: North Carolina, Small Business, 2012 election

Where food prices are heading

Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.
Posted In: Food, food prices, climate change, drought

Gun sales up in the wake of mass shootings

Smith & Wesson's quarterly earnings to look sharp.
Posted In: gun

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