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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 12, 2013
Sep 12, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Millions of Syrian refugees have fled into Jordan and the extra strain may be proving to be too much for a host country that is suffering from its own economic problems. The UK’s Royal Mail service may go private. And what happened to all the salespeople who sold subprime mortgages leading up to the Lehman collapse?

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Britain's snail mail for sale

Sep 12, 2013
The British Government plans to sell off a majority stake in the world’s oldest postal service – the Royal Mail.

The phrase that defined the financial crisis

Sep 12, 2013
'Too big to fail' became the signature line of the financial crisis. Five years after the crash, many big financial firms are only bigger. But one has decided it's time to shrink.
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What happened to the subprime lenders?

Sep 12, 2013
Many subprime employees moved into loan modification businesses.

What was Tina Brown able to do for print journalism?

Sep 12, 2013
Tina Brown steps down as editor of The Daily Beast. She'll leave the magazine next year and start a new company.

Unemployment claims fell last week -- but there's a catch

Sep 12, 2013
The trend is in the right direction, but the statistic won't dominate in the markets.

PODCAST: Too Big to Fail, right? So who's deciding to shrink?

Sep 12, 2013
Unemployment claims fell last week -- but there's a catch. And 'Too Big to Fail' became the signature line of the giant bailouts. So who's getting smaller?

Groceries: a low margin business, but still highly desirable

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Sep 12, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the Fresh and Easy chain from Tesco. Today's earnings report from Kroger affords a glimpse into the way these markets make money.

Feeling less manly? Estrogen may help

Sep 12, 2013
A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine raises new questions about what happens to men in middle age.

Jordan hosts Syrian refugees but feels the strain

Sep 12, 2013
Millions of Syrian refugees have fled into Jordan and the economic strain may be proving to be too much for the host country.

Millions of Syrian refugees have fled into Jordan and the extra strain may be proving to be too much for a host country that is suffering from its own economic problems. The UK’s Royal Mail service may go private. And what happened to all the salespeople who sold subprime mortgages leading up to the Lehman collapse?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC