Aug 11, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 11, 2011

Segments From this episode

Foreclosure rates continue to fall

Aug 10, 2011
But that isn't particularly good news unless employment picks up
A woman, on a foreclosure tour, looks at a foreclosed home on November 21, 2010 in Derby, Conn.
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Cigarette tax helps fund the arts in Cleveland

Aug 11, 2011
Every cigarette bought in Cuyahoga County gives a penny and a half to local arts and cultural organizations

Congressional debt commission takes shape

Aug 11, 2011
A group of 12 lawmakers will start work on cutting $1.5 trillion in debt over the next few months. Republican Congressman Dave Camp explains what he plans to do as part of the committee.

What does market volatility mean?

Aug 11, 2011
Marketplace New York Bureau Chief Heidi Moore says that the markets are not telling the whole story of the U.S. economy

Companies asked to disclose fracking chemicals

Aug 11, 2011
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.

Investors say 'c'est la vie' to the latest banking crisis

Aug 11, 2011
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.

Analysis: It's about revenues, not debt

Aug 11, 2011
Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell says the debt problem actually creates an opportunity for growth. With rates so low, he says now is the time to borrow more and create new infrastructure.

Global markets and the U.S. -- attached at the hip?

Aug 11, 2011
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

New sanctions against Syria

Aug 11, 2011
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?

Global markets continue to lose confidence in French banks

Aug 11, 2011
Rumors of big bank insolvency in France have the European markets flustered this morning

Fear of France driving global markets

Aug 11, 2011
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.

Debt commission can learn from past panels

Aug 11, 2011
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…

Europe's fast-moving financial situation

Aug 11, 2011
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

Banks in France on shaky ground?

Aug 11, 2011
Rumors abounded today over the solvency of French banks, and fears of global contagion from a bank failure trickled into the markets

Global market outlook: Half-empty or half-full

Aug 11, 2011
Bloomberg's Mark Gilbert warns that anemic global growth and market fear means the recovery is faltering

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC