Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Agricultural experts say Hurricane Isaac could actually relieve some of the pain of the drought in the Midwest. We look at the Federal Reserve's role in controlling inflation. As we become more hooked to our mobile devices, it’s easy to find people tethered to their offices. And for graduates of for-profit colleges, a wage bump is no sure thing.
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Posted In: Oil, Hurricane Isaac, The Federal Reserve
Despite, or perhaps because of, the historic drought in the Midwest, farmers are making big profits. Isaac shuts down Louisiana's ports. And all those smartphones come with a cost: more than ever, we're tethered to our jobs.
Posted In: Florida, banking
As part of our coverage of "The Real Economy" -- what matters most to voters this election year -- we've invited a guy named Mike Sleaford into the studio to give us his thoughts on the election and the economy.
Posted In: Airlines, United Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions
United’s technical team is scrambling to solve the computer problems that caused long lines of angry people. United has struggled with this since acquiring Continental in 2010.
Posted In: Federal Reserve
Jeffrey Lacker, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, says he's wary of using monetary policy to increase inflation to try and boost economic growth.