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It's expected that the State Department will release its final environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline. There have been protests in Washington against the pipeline for two weeks.
Failing government economic policy is creating a wave of protests across Israel. Tent protests are just the beginning, as a huge demonstration is planned for this weekend.
With transitional governments, businesses may not always know who to side with. But as the haze clears, what steps are crucial to providing stability for a new government and economy?
Experts on either side of the fence await word from Ben Bernanke in Jackson Hole today. At stake? The potential for more monetary stimulus, which could bolster the economy but may hurt in the long run.
The U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew just 1 percent in the second quarter of 2011. Along with lagging unemployment rates, these figures put even more pressure on Ben Bernanke to take action.
When Hurricane Irene hits the East Coast this weekend, it will have broad economic impacts. Businesses from insurance companies to movie theaters will feel the sting of the storm.
Some had high hopes for Ben Bernanke's speech today, expecting he might announce another Quantitative Easing plan. Others, like Bruce McCain, were a bit more skeptical.
Many were disappointed at the news Ben Bernanke gave this morning: As of now, the Fed won't make moves to fix the economy. But as we hear from Jill Schlesinger, it might not be the Fed's job after all.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 26, 2011