Aug 12, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 12, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 12, 2011

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Michele Bachmann's economic views

Aug 12, 2011
The New Yorker's Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza explains how growing up impoverished shaped the financial thinking of the GOP presidential hopeful.

Can retail weather the latest economic swings?

Aug 12, 2011
Deepening economic woes could start to take a toll on retail bottom lines

Currency war spells trouble for Switzerland and Japan

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As the Euro and the U.S. dollar struggle, investors flock to currencies in smaller-market countries

Temporary short-sale ban in four European nations

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France, Italy, Spain and Belgium have banned the practice of short-selling, which allows investors to bet on falling and rising markets

Who's making money off market turmoil?

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Hedge fund traders and even ordinary investors are short selling stocks to make a buck off the ups and downs in the markets

Why ban short selling now?

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Analysts say the move to ban short selling by Belgium, France, Italy and Spain is in direct response to sharp falls in bank stocks this week

Short sales blamed for market fears

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Several European countries have banned short selling because they say the practice encourages groups of investors to create and spread bad gossip

Banking crisis 2.0: Replace Lehman Brothers with Greece or Spain

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CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger says the current fiscal crisis can be compared to 2008. But this time, the U.S. isn't the star of the show, and Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers could be 'easily replaced' with Greece, Italy and Spain.

Why ban short selling stocks?

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In response to this week's global market swings, four European countries have temporarily prohibited the short selling of bank stocks. But will a ban actually calm the markets?

Will a short sale ban reduce pressure on bank stocks?

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Moody's Analytics economist Gus Faucher explains why he thinks a ban on short selling will not be effective and may just be posturing on the part of European governments.

Short selling ban exposes gap between American, European market attitudes

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University of Chicago business professor Randall Kroszner says that short selling bans don't address the fundamental concern of sovereign debt in European countries

Recovery or recession: it's like riding a bike

Aug 12, 2011
A new Wall Street Journal report released today finds that a third of economists believe we're headed back into recession within the next year.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC