Jul 12, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 12, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 12, 2010

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Overqualified: An entry-level job beats having none

Jul 12, 2010
Stella Shaffer was a commercial radio news director in Iowa. Now she works at a Medicaid call center in Oregon. Like many professionals right now, she's overqualified for the job, but would still rather be working. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Analysts see some strong earnings on the way

Jul 12, 2010
Earnings season is here, and analysts' projections are promising. But many are looking for an omen to determine the overall direction the economy might be taking.

FDA to decide Avandia's fate on the market

Jul 12, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration meets tomorrow to decide whether the blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia is too dangerous for public consumption.

Banking industry readies for Basel

Jul 12, 2010
A committee representing nearly 30 countries meets in Basel, Switzerland later this week to help shape the future of banking reform, and financial markets are jittery over what might come out of the gathering.

U.K. Facebook's 'panic button' could spark change to U.S. site

Jul 12, 2010
Facebook's new "panic button" will allow users on the British site to report suspicious behavior to the police. The move could spark a change to the Facebook's U.S. portal.

Joblessness contributes to fall in immigration

Jul 12, 2010
A high unemployment rate is one factor which contributed to a surprising fall in immigration to developed nations in 2008.

Forever stamps: Start hoarding now

Jul 12, 2010
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan explains why collecting and hoarding forever stamps now is a wise move.

U.S. FICO scores hit new lows

Jul 12, 2010
FICO says American credit scores have hit new lows. A quarter of consumers -- that's 40-plus million people -- have scores below 600, which means they're unlikely to get credit cards.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC