Sep 22, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 22, 2011

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The psychology behind market panics

Sep 22, 2011
In this time of economic uncertainty, we're more prone to market panics. But why do they exist and what are the causes?

Health care workers keep strike short, for now

Sep 22, 2011
Thousands of nurses and other health care workers are staging a walkout today in protest over benefit cuts. Most will only picket for a day, hoping their message gets across.

Used car prices rise amid economic worries

Sep 22, 2011
Higher demand and tighter supply have raised used car prices, in some cases close to the cost of a new model.

More Facebook changes include easier media sharing

Sep 22, 2011
At its annual developers conference today, Facebook is expected to announce greater integration of music and entertainment services.

The Fed does the 'Twist' and no one decides to dance

Sep 22, 2011
The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it will implement a plan to lower interest rates and make bond-buying less attractive.

A surprise reaction to Federal Reserve monetary stimulus

Sep 22, 2011
The Federal Reserve announced its plan of attack yesterday to help stimulate the economy. So why are global markets reacting so negatively?

Businesses fret over Palestinian U.N. vote

Sep 22, 2011
The Palestinian government is pushing for the United Nations to vote on allowing their country full entry into the organization. But if the vote passes, what does this mean for the local economies?

'Operation Twist' missing the mark on intended effect

Sep 22, 2011
Just a few hours into its life, "Operation Twist" is holding little water in global markets. We talk to Diane Swonk about why it's having the opposite of intended effect.

A free trade deal could also mean job training in the U.S.

Sep 22, 2011
The ongoing talks to reach a free trade deal with Korea, Panama and Colombia could soon be within reach; the decision could come hand-and-hand with a jobs training program here in the U.S.

Young adults hit hardest in recessionary job market

Sep 22, 2011
U.S. Census data out today says that the latest recession hurt jobs prospects the most for the youngest would-be entrants into the workforce.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC