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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 16, 2013
Sep 16, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 16, 2013

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Now that Larry Summers has officially withdrawn his name from consideration for the Federal Reserve chairman, international markets are responding in a big way -- global stocks are near five year highs. And in just two weeks, millions of Americans will start enrolling in the new health exchanges. But many still remain confused about the process. Now the government is hiring special navigators to help consumers enroll. 

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Government hires 'navigators' to help consumers enroll in health exchanges

Sep 16, 2013
In about two weeks, millions will start enrolling in health exchanges. But for many, the process is still murky and the government is hiring people to help.

Larry Summers withdraws name from Fed chair job, international markets react

Sep 16, 2013
Global stocks are near five year highs and bond yields across Europe and Asia have fallen.

Inflation: Could a little more be good for the economy?

Sep 16, 2013
Inflation hawks hold significant sway at the Federal Reserve. But critics say they should tolerate -- and even target -- more inflation to boost economic growth.

Larry Summers won't be the next Fed chair, but who will be?

Sep 16, 2013
Pushback from Democrats and other groups was part of the reason Summers withdrew his name from the running.

Only a quarter of Americans expects an inheritance

Sep 16, 2013
The fact that so few Americans expect to inherit money from relatives -- and that most expect to get just $10,000-50,000 -- has big implications for their retirement plans.

PODCAST: Larry Summers withdraws his name from the Fed chair job

Sep 16, 2013
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers has withdrawn his name from the Fed chair job. Could a little more inflation be good for the economy? And shipping ports on the east coast are getting an upgrade.

Port wars heat up as East Coast raises the bar

Sep 16, 2013
East Coast ports are upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate increased freight expected after the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal. West Coast ports have to ship up in order to compete.

Now that Larry Summers has officially withdrawn his name from consideration for the Federal Reserve chairman, international markets are responding in a big way — global stocks are near five year highs. And in just two weeks, millions of Americans will start enrolling in the new health exchanges. But many still remain confused about the process. Now the government is hiring special navigators to help consumers enroll. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC