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Nov 19, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 19, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 19, 2010

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Europe is "dumbfounded" by Fed's investment decisions

Nov 19, 2010
Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke is in Europe, defending his decision to boost the U.S. economy by investing $600 billion more into government bonds. This decision has received criticism from Europe. Stephen Beard has more.

Will the deficit cutting proposals work?

Nov 19, 2010
Peter Coy with Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine has been digging into the details of the deficit cutting proposals. We have the Simpson-Bowles report, and we have the Bipartisan Policy Center report, but will any of them work, and what are Americans willing to sacrifice?

Germany says printing more money is a recipe for inflation

Nov 19, 2010
Speaking in Germany, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defends the Fed's measures to boost the economy here in the U.S. Foreign leaders are worried about how their countries will be impacted by the decision to pump another $600 billion into the system. Stephen Beard has more.

CA judge considers dismissing lawsuits against Toyota

Nov 19, 2010
In California, a federal judge will consider a motion by Toyota this morning to dismiss hundreds of lawsuits filed against the company regarding the recent recalls. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

How will we know the Fed's boost helped the economy?

Nov 19, 2010
We talk to Jill Schlesinger, editor at large for CBS/Moneywatch about how -- and when -- we will know that the Fed's plan to boost the economy really worked.

Portugal isn't far behind Ireland when it comes to debt problems

Nov 19, 2010
President Obama landed in Portugal today. He's there for a scheduled NATO meeting on military matters, but the economy will top the agenda. Investors say Portugal isn't far behind Ireland when it comes to debt problems.

Airports are being asked to consider private screeners to replace TSA

Nov 19, 2010
With the holidays coming up, it's about to get even busier at the nation's airports. That means long security lines with controversial pat-downs and full body screens. The vast majority of airport screeners are government Transportation Security Administration employees.

How to have a green Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2010
Holidays usually don't provide for the most environmentally-friendly options. But Marketplace's Adriene Hill is offering her tips on how to have a green Thanksgiving without having to compromise your holiday fun.

Are there other options for airport security?

Nov 20, 2010
The TSA's new security system of full-body scans and pat-downs has enraged a number of airline passengers. Authorities are scrambling to find other options.

Cash-strapped California affecting muni bonds market

Nov 20, 2010
Municipal bonds are usually quite popular because they are tax-free. But now that such bonds are coming from risky borrowers like California -- who is billions of dollars in debt -- local governments are beginning to pull the bonds because they're isn't much demand.

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