Marketplace for August 22, 2011

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Marketplace for August 22, 2011

Markets await words from Fed's Bernanke

A year after the Federal Reserve chairman primed stocks with plans to buy up bonds, investors await a key speech for signs of another big move
Posted In: The Federal Reserve

What's next for Libya

This weekend and today came news of the likely end to Muammar Gaddafi's rule over Libya. So what's next for a country that has an economy so heavily dependent on oil?

Disaster spending breaks records

Just in time for Hurricane Irene's arrival, U.S. disaster spending breaks $35 billion in 2011, tying the previous yearly record
Posted In: Environment

Wages still don't keep up

Workers will get modest raises this year, but prices are rising faster
Posted In: Jobs

Hot temps melt away Texas' agriculture business

Record heat has Texas farmers and ranchers scrambling to stay in business.
Posted In: Agriculture

Apple, Microsoft duke it out over college student computer market

The companies behind the rival computer formats offer give-aways to entice collegiate buyers (and hopefully earn a life-long customer).

Libya developments ease oil prices

Experts say any new government in Libya will quickly restore the country's oil exports. This leads to greater certainty and lower oil prices
Posted In: Oil

An economics time machine

Some of the pressing narratives in this current climate are job creation, government debt, the U.S. place in the global economy. So how do we get the American economy working again?

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Faithful (Instrumental)
Hot Cakes
El Ten Eleven
Dan The Automator
Sackcloth Fashion

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