Nov 4, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Fed to buy $600 billion in bonds

Nov 4, 2010
Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced that it plans to buy $600 billion worth of government bonds. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, makes remarks at the inaugural meeting of the Financial Stability Oversight Council in Washington, DC.
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Regulators seek to end stock market skinny dipping

Nov 4, 2010
Regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission say stock market buyers and sellers can no longer jump into the market without broker-supervision. Scott Tong explains.

$40 billion can't buy BHP Billiton potash

Nov 4, 2010
Canada's Potash Corporation accounts for 30 percent of the world's potash supply, and BHP Billiton wants in on the fertilizer's market. Stephen Beard has more.

Qantas grounds fleet of Airbus A380s

Nov 4, 2010
The Australian airline Qantas grounded its entire fleet of Airbus A380s after a flight made an emergency landing after an engine ripped off.

Urban Desert: Empty homes in Ordos

Nov 4, 2010
China has begun conducting it census, and economists are interested in how many properties sit empty. It's a problem in the northwest city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia province, where parts of the city are completely vacant. Why all the…

Survey indicates 5 percent rise in Wall Street bonuses

Nov 4, 2010
A new survey out today indicates a 5 percent rise in Wall Street bonuses, which could mean more business. Scott Tong has more.

BHP Billiton blocked from Potash

Nov 4, 2010
The Canadian government has blocked mining giant BHP Billiton's $40 billion takeover bid of the Canadian company Potash Corporation. Stephen Beard reports.

Explaining the Fed's move to buy $600 billion in bonds

Nov 4, 2010
To explain the Fed's move yesterday and why it's got all the world's stock markets jumping we turn to John Silvia.

The outlook on America's jobs

Nov 5, 2010
Looking towards the future, where will jobs be? What industry will they be in? How should you prepare? Will the new government be helping out? Jeremy Hobson talks to Marketplace's Chris Farrell about the outlook.

Most Internet users don't want to 'check in'

Nov 5, 2010
Geolocation services like Foursquare and Facebook Places are supposed to be all the rage on the Internet these days. But a Pew Research Center study says only 4 percent of Americans online use these apps. Will it grow, or be…

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC