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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 20, 2013

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The Supreme Court could announce as soon as today whether it will consider a case on recess appointments made by President Obama. That decision could have a major impact on Washington's consumer watchdog group. How is the Federal Reserve's meeting playing abroad? Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.

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Fed's stimulus spigot stays open, for now

Jun 20, 2013
Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve said they would keep the 'easy money' stimulus policies going...in the short term.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernake speaks during a press briefing at the Federal Reserve 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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How the Fed's big news is playing abroad

Jun 20, 2013
Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.

How much should you save for long-term care?

Jun 20, 2013
Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.

U.S. to leave behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan

Jun 20, 2013
American troops are on the way out of Afghanistan, but the Washington Post reports that much of their gear, some $7 billion worth, won't be coming home with them.

Adjunct professors join steelworkers, auto workers to get organized

Jun 20, 2013
Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.

PODCAST: Fed ahead, markets down

Jun 20, 2013
The Fed looks ahead. The U.S. military leaves behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan. And the crisis of long-term health care savings.

Supreme Court could cause trouble for consumer watchdog

Jun 20, 2013
The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The Supreme Court could announce as soon as today whether it will consider a case on recess appointments made by President Obama. That decision could have a major impact on Washington’s consumer watchdog group. How is the Federal Reserve’s meeting playing abroad? Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they’re not always joining the unions you might expect.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC