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A Presidential advisory committee on shale gas will recommend that gas drillers disclose all the chemicals they use in fracking. Companies, no surprise, would prefer less transparency.
After another big sell-off yesterday, shares are back up in overseas trading this morning -- one reason for that rebound is that people aren't as worried about French banks and the credit rating of France's debt.
Global markets do work together, but as Marketplace's Jeff Horwich reports, conventional wisdom holds that the U.S., by sheer size, tends to lead the way
The U.S. has imposed new financial sanctions on Syria after President Assad's security forces repeated use of violence against its own people. But do economic sanctions work?
Reports of possible bank runs and even an Asian bank cutting off lending to French financial institutions are driving European markets lower this morning. Marketplace's Jeff Horwich explains what that means for Americans and for Wall Street.
A group of 12 lawmakers will start work soon to cut $1.5 trillion in debt by November. Former Congressman James Bilbray, who served on the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, explains how this commission could make progress on reducing the debt.
Marketplace New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore and Mesirow Financial Chief Economist Diane Swonk explain the latest news about what's driving the volatility in global markets
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 11, 2011