Aug 22, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for August 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for August 22, 2011

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Is Capital One suddenly too big?

Aug 22, 2011
The former credit card company has bought several banks and now is buying ING Direct, a large and popular online bank. It will become the nation's fifth-largest depository bank

Turkey moves forward with nuclear energy plans

Aug 22, 2011
After the nuclear disaster in Japan, many countries moved to phase out nuclear energy. But Turkey is holding fast to its plans to build three new plants.

End to conflict in Libya could mean lower gas prices

Aug 22, 2011
As the rule of Col. Muammar Gaddafi in Libya seems to near an end, the country could start producing oil again. But will it be enough to knock prices down?

Libyan economy depends on oil

Aug 22, 2011
Experts hope that Libya will be able to resume oil production quickly once Gaddafi falls. But what else do they have to prop up their economy?

Good news for Libyan rebels cheers global markets

Aug 22, 2011
If the conflict in Libya ends, much of its oil production will eventually resume. But how much of that will really affect global prices for crude?

Broadband comes to the heartland... slowly.

Aug 22, 2011
USDA to announce help for many still dialing up.

Federal Reserve made billions in secret loans

Aug 22, 2011
Reports show that during the height of the housing crisis in the U.S., the Federal Reserve made as much as a trillion dollars off secret loans made to banks.

How fast can Libya recover?

Aug 22, 2011
Before the current uprising, Libya supplied about 2 percent of the world's oil, much of it going to Europe. Samuel Ciszuk, a senior energy analyst at IHS Energy, talks about how the country will be able to recover, and how fast.

Libya needs stability to rebuild oil industry

Aug 22, 2011
Traditional rivalries in Libya could stand in the way of a unified country... and oil industry.

Markets react to moves in Libya and at the Fed

Aug 22, 2011
After a tough few days last week, markets are back up this morning. Is it thanks to Libya, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke or something else entirely?

Banks seek refuge from foreclosure investigations

Aug 22, 2011
Banks accursed of using robo-signers to foreclose homes are looking to make a deal that would give them immunity from states conducting investigations.

The role of NATO and tech in Libya's success

Aug 22, 2011
News arrives today that rebel forces have taken over the capital of Libya. But what role did NATO, and technology, play in their success?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC