Sep 13, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 13, 2012

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The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. That would make a third round of so-called "quantitative easing." Directors at Ford Motor…

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iPhone boom is short-term bust for wireless carriers

Sep 13, 2012
AT&T, Verizon and Sprint offer huge subsidies on new smartphones that hit bottom line.

Who will keep Ford's winning streak going?

Sep 13, 2012
As CEO Alan Mulally nears retirement, his stellar performance in saving and reinvigorating Ford makes even employees wonder: who can replace him?

What QE3 would mean for the economy

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy.

Airbus parent company in talks to merge with BAE systems

Sep 13, 2012
The parent company of Airbus, EADS, is in merger talks with the continent's biggest defense contractor, BAE systems. That could put U.S. leaders Boeing and Lockheed Martin playing a little defense themselves.

How Americans are viewing Democrats and Republicans

Sep 13, 2012
In this week's Attitude Check, we check in with Gallup's editor-in-chief, Frank Newport, about how Americans are viewing Republicans and Democrats on a couple of subjects.

The pros and cons of a possible QE3

Sep 13, 2012
Later today, the Federal Reserve wraps up a two day policy-setting meeting. The big question is whether they'll launch another round of "quantitative Easing" -- buying up bonds to inject some money and a bit more pep into the U.S.…

Do Americans like financial regulations?

Sep 13, 2012
One of the big election issues this year is government regulation of business. A lot of new rules have been added since the financial crisis four years ago. How do your fellow Americans feel about it?

Wholesale prices rise in August

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last…

Kansas City gets hooked up with Google Fiber

Sep 13, 2012
Today, Google unveils the neighborhoods in Kansas City, Mo., that will get a fiber-optic Internet hook-up the rest of us can only dream of.

PODCAST: The coming of QE3

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. That would make a third round of so-called "quantitative easing." Directors at Ford Motor…
Federal Reserve Bank Board Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks to K-12 economics teachers about 'the need for personal financial education in the wake of the recent financial crisis' at the bank's headquarters August 7, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
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The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It’s expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. That would make a third round of so-called “quantitative easing.” Directors at Ford Motor Company are meeting today. There’s word the agenda could include the first step toward a change in management at the company. And in case you missed the big launch, Apple’s iPhone 5 was unveiled last night. Fifty million iPhone 5s could get snapped up by the end of the year. And each one is a potential cash cow for the wireless carrier the iPhone customer chooses.

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