Jun 13, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 13, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 13, 2011

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Most state legislators have college degrees

Jun 13, 2011
The Chronicle of Higher Education says 75 percent of state legislators have earned at least a bachelor's degree.

Vice President Biden wrestling budget deal

Jun 13, 2011
Joe Biden continues to meet with top lawmakers. With the economy sputtering, more stimulus is now part of the discussion.

Why banks have to draw up living wills

Jun 13, 2011
The financial reform law requires that banks have to draw up living wills in the event of another financial crisis.

Latest cyber attack targets IMF

Jun 13, 2011
The International Monetary Fund is investigating an attack on its computer system. Security experts said the source seemed to be a "nation state," and the hack could have yielded a wealth of private economic data used by the IMF

Vaccine conference seeks funds

Jun 13, 2011
Representatives from the developing world, drug makers and countries have gathered in London today to pledge money to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or the GAVI Alliance -- an organization that helps provide vaccines to children in…

Could China's efforts to cool the economy be working too well?

Jun 13, 2011
The Chinese communist government is intentionally trying to slow down the world's second-largest economy. But some are now worried that the slow down is coming too fast. Michael Pettis, economist at Peking University in Beijing, explains.

The president wants to know: How do you create jobs?

Jun 13, 2011
President Obama will talk jobs and job growth on a two-day road trip that starts today. As the trip kicks off, he is hearing about some specific ideas to help the job hunt.

Facebook loses some friends

Jun 13, 2011
According to new data from the site Inside Facebook, the number of people using the social media site during May fell in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Norway and Russia.

Analysis: Are Obama's jobs advisers on right track?

Jun 13, 2011
Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, examines today's jobs news from the Obama administration.

Congressional vote could end ethanol tax

Jun 13, 2011
Last week, Senator Tom Coburn pushed for a vote on a measure to cut subsidies for ethanol. The 45 cent a gallon tax credit for ethanol cost the federal government nearly $5.5 billion last year. Senator Coburn explains the legislation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC