Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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There are really two camps of people at the Federal Reserve: Those who think we should be doing a lot more stimulus monetarily, and focused on that employment mandate that the Fed has; And those who are worried more about inflation, and don't want the Fed to be expanding its balance sheet. One person who thinks there should be more stimulus is a guy named Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. And the official price tag for the London Olympics is about $15 billion. And while some tally up the benefits, some small business owners in London are seeing red.
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PODCAST: Retail sales shine bright, Groupon dims out

There are really two camps of people at the Federal Reserve: Those who think we should be doing a lot more stimulus monetarily, and focused on that employment mandate that the Fed has; And those who are worried more about inflation, and don't want the Fed to be expanding its balance sheet. One person who thinks there should be more stimulus is a guy named Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. And the official price tag for the London Olympics is about $15 billion. And while some tally up the benefits, some small business owners in London are seeing red.
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Growth in the euro economies not horrible, but not good

The new numbers out on the eurozone weren't as abysmal as expected, but they're not good either.
Posted In: Germany, France, Francois Hollande
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Groupon posts profit, but still not in the clear

Shares in the original "daily deals" company this morning continue to be like a traffic accident you can't look away from. Groupon's share price is down 23 percent so far today and about 70 percent from its IPO price back in November.
Posted In: groupon
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Retail sales move up, Groupon sputters

Retail sales were up 0.8 percent last month; the first uptick in four months.
Posted In: Retail, groupon
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Retail sales up for first time in four months

Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.
Posted In: Retail, consumer
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Germany and France hold steady, but don't grow much

Happiness is relative in Europe these days: Investors are cheering news the euro area's top economies did not turn in the abysmal results many had expected. Instead, things are just "garden-variety" bad.
Posted In: Europe, Germany, France
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Shedding light on the 'shadow' real estate market

Many feared that millions of homes in foreclosure but not yet on the market would derail the housing recovery. But what ever happened to the "shadow inventory," as it's known?
Posted In: Housing, foreclosure, shadow inventory
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Federal Reserve's Eric Rosengren on more stimulus for the U.S. economy

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston explains why he thinks the Fed needs to step in with more monetary stimulus.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing
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London businesses tally up sales after Olympics

Now that the Games are over, small businesses in London are complaining of losses in their books.
Posted In: London Olympics, tourism, London, Small Business
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New York mayor stumps for immigration reform

Mayor Michael Bloomberg travels to Chicago and Boston to press for bipartisan immigration reform as a way to stimulate the economy.
Posted In: Immigration, work visas, Michael Bloomberg

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