Sep 12, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 12, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 12, 2011

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President's job training program has model

Sep 12, 2011
The president's national job training program takes a page from one underway in Georgia. But is Georgia's model easily scalable?

With Greece in trouble yet again, the euro loses value

Sep 12, 2011
Greece's financial troubles have left the euro zone shaky for months now. But are we prepared for the worst case scenario?

HARP falls short of expectations for mortgage refinancing

Sep 12, 2011
In 2009, the Home Affordable Refinance Program was put into action to allow around 5 million homeowners to refinance. Now, only a fraction of those have been helped and the program is falling below expectations.
A mortgage application
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How the Greek debt crisis can hurt hiring in the U.S.

Sep 12, 2011
In a global economy, the Greek crisis will affect the far reaches of business and finance, including the U.S. job market.

Economist: We haven't seen a situation like this since WWII

Sep 12, 2011
Are things really as bad as so many people are saying? We speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond about bipartisanship, housing, and when a recovery could come.

Politics, not economics to blame for poor U.S. financial state

Sep 12, 2011
The banking crisis, housing bubble and other financial meltdowns have caused our economy to spiral downward. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says it's the political acrimony now that's dragging down the economy.

Scotch whisky exports up 22 percent from 2010

Sep 12, 2011
Despite the global recession, Scotch whisky exports to the rest of the world were worth more than $2.8 billion in the first half of the year. But it might not be because of financial woes that more people are drinking up.

Does Greece await the fate of Lehman Brothers?

Sep 12, 2011
The situation in Greece has been rapidly deteriorating, and the government's austerity measures are sparking ongoing conflict. Now analysts fear that Greece could be the next Lehman Brothers.

Greece may be forced to leave euro zone due to debt crisis

Sep 12, 2011
Greece is coming under tougher pressure to adopt austerity measures and deal with their public debt. If not, they could be forced out of the euro zone and off the euro currency.

Obama jobs plan overlooks related housing crisis

Sep 12, 2011
The jobs plan Obama is trying to push through Congress addresses the huge unemployment problem in the U.S. today. But jobs are intimately tied to housing, and the plan overlooks that ongoing crisis.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC