Jun 30, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Double the price of that Powerball

Jun 30, 2011
In January, the price of a Powerball lottery ticket doubles from $1 to $2. Lottery officials expect higher jackpots and ticket sales.

The bubbles to look for, thanks to baby boomers

Jun 30, 2011
As baby boomers try and sell off their stocks, and their kids go off to college, they may be setting off some big bubbles. Will they bust?

U.S. banks line up for another bailout

Jun 30, 2011
The latest GOP plan to jumpstart bank lending may leave taxpayers holding the bag.

The Federal Reserve reaches the final hours of QE2

Jun 30, 2011
The Federal Reserve ends its $600 billion bond-buying program, known as QE2, today. But will the program be missed?

Tough economy forces states to rethink tourism funding

Jun 30, 2011
For years, the state of Washington has lured tourists to the Pacific Northwest with images of snow-capped mountains and Orca whales. But with a state budget fight in store, that marketing has come to an abrupt end.

China's high speed rail investment overshadows U.S.

Jun 30, 2011
The Obama administration has been pushing for major high speed rail investment. So far, the U.S. has invested $7 billion in the technology. In China, the country has spent $309 billion on building a futuristic bullet train system.

What comes after QE2?

Jun 30, 2011
Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank, explains the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program -- and predicts what happens to the U.S. economy now.

Econ 201 quiz: Explain Quantitative Easing

Jun 30, 2011
Economic consultant Peter Cohan explains the basics of Quantitative Easing, and discusses the program's long-term effects.

Amazon threatens California associates over state sales tax

Jun 30, 2011
The world's largest Internet retailer has threatened to sever its ties with online associate retailers in response to California's new sales tax.

Monsanto's cash incentives program under federal investigation

Jun 30, 2011
Monsanto is under federal investigation for using cash incentives to persuade distributors to buy the world's top selling herbicide -- Roundup.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC