Aug 5, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 5, 2011

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Study: College does pay off

Aug 5, 2011
A new report from Georgetown finds college graduates make 84 percent more money than high school graduates. Other factors, like race, can matter too

Palestinians suffering from missing salaries

Aug 5, 2011
Arab countries who were supposed to contribute to Palestinian Authority salaries say they need the money at home. It's estimated about a million people depend on that income

Oklahoma drought brings record number of cattle to auction

Aug 5, 2011
But southeastern farmers -- who just got out of a drought themselves -- are now looking to replenish their herds

Market drop based on fear

Aug 5, 2011
The Dow dropped 500 points in one day -- but economists are blaming news we've known about for months now. So why the panic now?

Supporters say free trade deals can create jobs

Aug 5, 2011
The U.S. unemployment rate remains above 9 percent, and now President Obama says he has a few ideas to create new jobs, including free trade deals with Panama and South Korea.

Asian markets remain fundamentally strong, so why panic?

Aug 5, 2011
Asian economies are not immune from the developments in the U.S. and Europe.

Investors lose faith in recovery

Aug 5, 2011
During this week's rout, $2.5 trillion in value has evaporated from global balance sheets. And economists say the panic was prompted by politics -- not economics.

Hopeful unemployment news gives scared markets a boost

Aug 5, 2011
The economy added 117,000 jobs in July -- while the nation's unemployment rate fell slightly -- to 9.1 percent

How should individual investors respond to the volatile markets?

Aug 5, 2011
CBS MoneyWatch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger explains how your personal finance is affected by the hopeful jobs numbers and depressing market conditions

117,000 jobs could turn mood away from 'recessionary'

Aug 5, 2011
July's job report saw the addition of 117,000 new jobs. But, in the wake of last week's debt crisis and today's report, markets still aren't convinced.

Computerized trading may -- or may not -- have helped 500-point drop

Aug 5, 2011
Vasant Dhar of NYU's Stern School of Business says investors shouldn't be worried by computerized trading. In fact, yesterday's sell off may have been exaggerated by people - and muted by computers.

Who to blame for market mess?

Aug 5, 2011
Europe's debt, anemic unemployment claims and general economic malaise all took the fall for the Dow's 500 point drop. But in reality, we'll never know the real culprit.

Labor Secretary: Better job growth requires economic confidence

Aug 5, 2011
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis explains the steps the White House is taking to promote job growth and to guide the country to recovery

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC