Sep 29, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for September 29, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 29, 2011

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Diane Swonk: The longer workers are out, the harder it is to find jobs

Sep 29, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, tells us why new unemployment claims sunk last week, and what if it means more good news on the horizon.

H&M teams up with Versace

Sep 29, 2011
H&M will roll out its latest collaboration with haute couture designers, the first mid-level retailer to do so since the Missoni stampede at Target.

Senate bill says China's yuan is hurting U.S. jobs

Sep 29, 2011
The legislation accuses China of undervaluing its currency, making U.S. exports more expensive. The bill has gotten bipartisan support.

Bernanke: We can learn from emerging economies

Sep 29, 2011
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke last night about the need for the U.S. to learn about financial responsibility from emerging economies. He also said such nations need to start thinking more globally.

Emirates airlines expands its U.S. travel routes

Sep 29, 2011
A successful international airline company is expanding in the U.S., despite a lagging economy.

German parliament votes to expand eurozone bailout fund

Sep 29, 2011
Things in Europe are looking up, as German leaders have agreed to extend the proposed eurozone bailout fund. But the victory might have damaged Angela Merkel politically, hurting future progress.

Should developing countries shoulder the crumbling global economy?

Sep 29, 2011
One possible, partial solution to the global debt crisis will in part involve developing BRICS nations. But are countries like South Africa ready for that financial burden?

U.S. solar panel makers prepare complaint against China

Sep 29, 2011
China is far outpacing the U.S. in solar panel manufacturing -- a fact American producers say is in part due to a violation of global trade rules.

German leaders saw advantage in passing bailout fund

Sep 29, 2011
The European Union leaders had decided on a bailout plan to save their economy, but it had to wait for the German parliament to ratify the deal. That was not set in stone.

First time unemployment numbers inch down

Sep 29, 2011
The Labor Department reports this morning that first time unemployment claims are down. But the joblessness problem in America is far from being solved.

British government may shoot down Robin Hood tax

Sep 29, 2011
A new plan to solve the eurozone debt problems involves a tax that takes from the rich and gives to the poor. But British people worry such a tax will damage their financial system.

Unemployment claims are fewer, but not few enough

Sep 29, 2011
New unemployment claim numbers are down over by 30,000 this week, but the overall number still hasn't dipped back down to safe levels for the job market to grow.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC