Jul 14, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Why Oklahoma City's unemployment is under 5%

Jul 14, 2011
Oklahoma City is doing much better than most of America, bringing in tourists and importing jobs from other states.

Consumers are willing to pay more to protect their privacy online

Jul 14, 2011
A new study shows that people are willing to pay a higher price for the same goods online if the site does a better job of protecting their privacy.

Government spending cuts will affect everyone

Jul 14, 2011
The era of big government isn't over -- most everyone in the United States is affected by and dependent upon government spending. Expect to feel an impact in the decision over the deficit and debt ceiling.

Moody's warns of U.S. downgrade

Jul 14, 2011
Credit ratings agency Moody's has threatened to review the U.S.'s AAA rating because of the ongoing discussions over raising the country's debt ceiling.

China urges U.S. to protect investor interests

Jul 14, 2011
The top holder of U.S. debt is pushing politicians to protect the interests of investors after the ratings agency Moody's warned of a possible downgrade to U.S. debt.

Could bank profits translate into jobs?

Jul 14, 2011
The second-largest U.S. bank said it earned more than $5 billion last quarter, as New York bureau chief Heidi Moore explains.

Spotify finally set to launch in the U.S.

Jul 14, 2011
The free, ad-supported music streaming site has been popular in Europe for years, and now the service will launch in the U.S.

Swonk: JPMorgan and the debt ceiling

Jul 14, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains today's news that JPMorgan Chase reported a 13 percent rise in profit last quarter, and explains the chances of a credit downgrade from Moody's.

UC expected to raise tuition

Jul 14, 2011
University of California regents are set to vote today on a plan to increase tuition by more an $1,000 per student for the coming year.

Moody's: It's hard to regain a triple-A rating

Jul 14, 2011
Steven Hess, senior credit officer at Moody's Investors Service, discusses the agency's decision to review America's credit rating.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC