Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 8, 2011

Super committee meets today to tackle huge U.S. debt

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction comes together for the first time today, as Republicans and Democrats search for a solution to the country's debt crisis.

Will Obama and Bernanke take the safe route today?

The Republican presidential debate last night focused heavily on financial issues as the country waits for President Obama to reveal his new jobs plan tonight.
Posted In: Economy

Study finds high doctor fees to blame for growing U.S. health care costs

The cost of health care has grown astronomically in the U.S., and a new study finds that high doctor fees are to blame.
Posted In: Health

With high unemployment, young Chinese get creative

Unemployment in China is estimated at around 20 percent. But many recent college graduates are now opting out of low paying jobs, and delving in entrepreneurship.

The Republican debate: Social Security and minimum wage

The GOP candidates spent much of the evening debating their economic policies. Candidate Ron Paul called for the end of the minimum wage, while Rick Perry called Social Security a 'Ponzi scheme.'

Candidates take on welfare, the Fed at debate

The Republican presidential race continues to heat up. Big topics at last night's debate? The state of welfare, jobs and how the Federal Reserve has been handling the economy.

Tighter security for cargo shippers after 9/11

The shipping business considers the higher costs for security just part of the new normal.

Gulf storms crimp gas supply

Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico is slowly coming back online following Tropical Storm Lee, but more storms are looming and consumers may soon be feeling the effects.
Posted In: Oil

Super-lobbying at super committee

Thousands of Washington lobbyists are scrambling to influence a congressional "super committee." What does that mean for cutting the deficit?

President Obama coulda shoulda

Hindsight is always 20/20. Was there anything the president should have done differently from the start to keep the labor market from sliding into the doldrums?
Posted In: Economy

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