Aug 26, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 26, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 26, 2011

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Keystone pipeline decision is pivotal for environmentalists

Aug 26, 2011
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.

Tech companies shelve IPOs

Aug 26, 2011
Venture capitalists are less confident thanks to volatile markets, but the IPO chill probably won't last that long.

Scotland's strong winds could power its economy

Aug 26, 2011
Scotland says green energy initiatives could create 100,000 new jobs and provide a steady cash flow to local towns.

Protests in Israel are economic

Aug 26, 2011
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.

Libya in transition: Steps needed for economic stability

Aug 26, 2011
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?

The world awaiting Bernanke's speech

Aug 26, 2011
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers a speech on economic policy this morning in Jackson Hole. We speak to BBC reporter Andrew Walker about why investors across Europe can't wait to hear it.

Pros and cons of another Fed stimulus plan

Aug 26, 2011
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.

Low GDP numbers put more weight on Bernanke speech

Aug 26, 2011
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.

Insurance companies will feel the hurt from Hurricane Irene

Aug 26, 2011
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 experts skeptical about a new Fed stimulus plan

Aug 26, 2011
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.

GDP growth stalls at 1%, fears of recession grow

Aug 26, 2011
U.S. GDP growth was a tiny 1 percent in the second quarter of the year. But is this typical of recession, or recovery?

Some investors disappointed with Bernanke's announcement

Aug 26, 2011
Investors in the U.S. and around the world awaited an announcement of help from the Fed and Ben Bernanke. It's not coming -- yet. So now what?

Fed can't fix the demand side of economic crisis

Aug 26, 2011
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC