Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 5, 2015
Mar 5, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, March 5, 2015: Later today, the Federal Reserve will release the first round of results of the latest round of "stress tests" the Fed's performed on 31 of the world's biggest banks. They're part of the Dodd-Frank Act congress passed after the financial crisis. More on how those tests work. And at the beginning of the financial crisis, the Bank of England held a series of auctions designed to encourage lending. Well now, there are allegations those auctions were rigged. And this morning, we've learned there is a fraud investigation into how the UK's central bank and traders may have behaved. Plus, with U.S. fourth quarter productivity numbers out today, an explainer on the relationship between an improving labor market and productivity.

 

Segments From this episode

A fight over how quickly workers can unionize

Mar 5, 2015
The Senate voted to block a new rule that would speed up unionization votes.

PODCAST: ECB bond buying

Mar 5, 2015
The ECB begins more bond buying, the DOJ reports on the Ferguson Police Department, and how the labor market and productivity relate.

Ferguson operates police department as a profit center

Mar 5, 2015
It's not alone. Experts say law-enforcement is full of perverse incentives.

Don't worry too much about productivity

Mar 5, 2015
An explainer on the relationship between what labor productivity numbers can reflect.

Airing on Thursday, March 5, 2015: Later today, the Federal Reserve will release the first round of results of the latest round of “stress tests” the Fed’s performed on 31 of the world’s biggest banks. They’re part of the Dodd-Frank Act congress passed after the financial crisis. More on how those tests work. And at the beginning of the financial crisis, the Bank of England held a series of auctions designed to encourage lending. Well now, there are allegations those auctions were rigged. And this morning, we’ve learned there is a fraud investigation into how the UK’s central bank and traders may have behaved. Plus, with U.S. fourth quarter productivity numbers out today, an explainer on the relationship between an improving labor market and productivity.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC