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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Gun sales up in the wake of mass shootings

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

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