Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 11, 2014
Apr 11, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 11, 2014

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One of the most pressing issues before attendees at the IMF spring meetings in Washington, D.C., doesn’t show up on the agenda – the situation in Ukraine. We offer a review of the tools and options bankers have. Plus: Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. The hope is to nudge it up to 2 percent. What does the inflation rate tell us?  And why would we want to increase it?  

Segments From this episode

Ukraine not on the agenda as IMF gathers

Apr 11, 2014
The situation in Ukraine is missing from the agenda for the IMF spring meetings in Washington, D.C.

Why low inflation can be dangerous

Apr 11, 2014
Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low.

When the coal layoffs trickle down

Apr 11, 2014
Coal communities in eastern Kentucky have been reeling from the effects of a relentless wave of mining layoffs.

Alternative indicator gives high scores to Costa Rica

Apr 11, 2014
When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.

PODCAST: What's so bad about low inflation?

Apr 11, 2014
Why are investors suddenly fleeing from stocks? Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.

One of the most pressing issues before attendees at the IMF spring meetings in Washington, D.C., doesn’t show up on the agenda – the situation in Ukraine. We offer a review of the tools and options bankers have. Plus: Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. The hope is to nudge it up to 2 percent. What does the inflation rate tell us?  And why would we want to increase it?  

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC