Marketplace is community-funded public service journalism. Give in any amount that works for you – what matters is that you give today.
Posted by Ryan Faughnder
For Marketplace, Thu., Aug. 11, 2011
The stock market roller coaster ride continues into Thursday, this time swinging up. Markets across the world are trying to make up their minds about the U.S. economy, while Europeans face uncertainty over France’s banks. Can the congressional budget super-committee make the tough choices? Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell argues the U.S. debt mess is about revenues. “Fracking” gets new regulations, forcing companies to disclose data about chemicals. A new cigarette tax in Cleveland creates revenue for local arts programs. And the U.S. imposes new sanctions on Syria.
Here are the songs we played today:
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.