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Home prices are still falling in most regions of the country. Some markets, though, are weathering the downturn better than others. What can we learn from these outliers?
Yesterday's producer price index report showed wholesale prices are rising. Retailers, though, have to be careful about trying to pass those higher costs on
Solar flares are unpredictable, but expected to increase in frequency over the next five years. If the explosions get close enough, they can disrupt the power grid here on earth
The New York Federal Reserve is seeking to ensure that the U.S. arms of European banks are holding enough money in their coffers, in order to be prepared for a future crisis.
The Swiss franc is now worth so much that it threatens Swiss jobs. The Swiss government wants to do something about it, but Switzerland isn't the only country looking at using its currency as a weapon.
Wells Fargo is rolling out a trial monthly fee for debit card purchases. The pilot program comes in response to legislation which limited the amount banks could charge merchants per transaction.
Unemployment claims rose slightly last week. We ask to economist Michelle Meyer whether the situation will get worse, and if we are heading for stagflation.
Marketplace Morning Report for August 18, 2011