Sep 16, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 16, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 16, 2011

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Obama's 'all-or-nothing' jobs plan faces opposition from both sides

Sep 16, 2011
Despite heavy pushing this week, it looks unlikely that President Obama's jobs package will be passed as-is. And if it isn't passed, even those who do have jobs will feel it.

Shopping around for title insurance

Sep 16, 2011
Homeowners who are refinancing within a short timespan don't always need to pay full-price for title insurance again.

Walmart expands on solar

Sep 16, 2011
While Solyndra gets investigated by the government, another solar company gets a big boost from a big retailer.

Getting scientific in Hollywood

Sep 16, 2011
A new nonprofit program teams up Hollywood writers and directors with scientists to encourage more accuracy in entertainment.

Actual consumer sentiment difficult to measure

Sep 16, 2011
One indicator of the overall economy's well-being comes from consumer sentiment. But it can be a hard thing to measure and predict.

Reports: UBS rogue trader dealt with exchange-traded funds

Sep 16, 2011
A trader at Swiss bank UBS is being accused of losing $2 billion in bad trades. And many fingers are pointing to complicated derivatives called exchange-traded funds.

Developing BRICS countries less affected by European downturn

Sep 16, 2011
The global economy we live with today means that when Europe hurts, we all hurt. But developing nations like Brazil are hit much less hard these days than the U.S.

BlackBerry maker RIM's earnings fall 58%

Sep 16, 2011
Once the go-to phone for businesses, BlackBerry is now losing out to the Apple iPhone and other competitors.

As leaders meet in Europe, crisis remains largely unchanged

Sep 16, 2011
After growing fears this week about a Greek default, leaders today are now saying there is reason to still have confidence in the financial system. But has anything really changed?

Economic outlook is grim, but stocks still up this week

Sep 16, 2011
Despite the ongoing economic turmoil, stocks were actually up this week. Jill Schlesinger explains why Europe is like a patient -- we can give it medicine, but we haven't cured the disease.

Super committee cuts, if successful, will span 10 years

Sep 16, 2011
The super committee tasked with cutting over a trillion dollars from the Federal budget may seem like it has an impossible task at hand, but $1.2 trillion is not much in the grand scheme of Washington spending.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC