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Sep 5, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 5, 2011

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Beermaker Pabst moves to L.A.

Sep 5, 2011
Embracing its new home, the brand is turning to celebrities to help boost sales.

CFPB director confirmation will be an uphill battle

Sep 5, 2011
President Obama nominated Richard Cordray to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But Republicans don't want there to be a director at all.

College degree isn't paying off in the job market

Sep 5, 2011
College grads are facing the tough job market along with everyone else, and because employers know demand is high, starting wages have dropped in the past decade.

Companies use 'eye-tracking' to see what sells

Sep 5, 2011
Originally developed for British fighter pilots, a system called 'eye-tracking' allows companies and brands to see what consumers by, and why.

Head of IMF says governments need to spend

Sep 5, 2011
In a recent interview, the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, said that she thinks governments need to spend if they hope to get out of the dire economic situation.

Mexican economy still strong despite drug wars

Sep 5, 2011
The Mexican economy continues to prosper despite the ongoing, deadly drugs wars in the country. But is this growth sustainable as the conflicts continue?

Venice Film Festival hit by economic downturn

Sep 5, 2011
The Venice Film Festival has been hard hit by the global economic downturn, leaving a large building project unfinished. But the industry hopes to continue to attract American funding.

Lagarde urges economies to stimulate through spending

Sep 5, 2011
As head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde has some strong opinions about how to fix the global economy. Chief among them? Spend.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC