Sep 6, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 6, 2012

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Despite -- or maybe because of -- recent mass shootings in the U.S., gun manufacturers are reporting peak profits. Oxfam warns that food prices will soar due to climate change. McDonald's is opening two all-vegetarian restaurants in India. David Gura…

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Gun sales up in the wake of mass shootings

Sep 6, 2012
Smith & Wesson's quarterly earnings to look sharp.

Where food prices are heading

Sep 6, 2012
Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.

Father, son differ on impact of election

Sep 6, 2012
Two decades after he moved to North Carolina's Research Triangle from Russia, Dmitiri Moundous started a new business called Alera Labs, and his son Gene, is among his first employees. One intends to vote. The other...

Fashion Week and a ruling on red shoes

Sep 6, 2012
French designer Christian Louboutin wins trademark protection on red-soled women's shoes.

McDonald's opens all-vegetarian restaurants in India

Sep 6, 2012
The fast food giant makes a bold move in a country where about 50 percent of the people are vegetarian.

Can 'Super Mario' Draghi save the eurozone?

Sep 6, 2012
Investors in Europe are calling today "Super Thursday": the day when the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi rides to the rescue and saves the euro. Draghi is set to unveil his much-heralded plan to end the eurozone…

Most Americans feel satisfied with their jobs

Sep 6, 2012
Gallup's latest polls reveal only 1 in 10 Americans say that they are dissatisfied with their jobs. It's a major jump from the results from two decades ago.

Planned layoffs drop to lowest level in two years

Sep 6, 2012
According to job placement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas, the number of planned layoffs at U.S. companies dropped 37 percent from a year ago.

ECB's Mario Draghi unveils bond-buying plan

Sep 6, 2012
Target countries will have to agree to more austerity and economic reforms.

Draghi's bond-buying plan continues push for reform

Sep 6, 2012
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced a plan today to buy bonds and relieve market pressure on troubled eurozone countries. But will it work?

PODCAST: The ECB's bond-buying plan, McDonald's goes all-veggie

Sep 6, 2012
Despite -- or maybe because of -- recent mass shootings in the U.S., gun manufacturers are reporting peak profits. The European Central Bank announces a bond-buying plan. McDonald's is opening two all-vegetarian restaurants in India. David Gura reports on a…

ECB bond-buying plan will only bide time

Sep 6, 2012
The European Central Bank's plan to buy bonds is reminiscent of the Fed's quantitative easing.

Despite — or maybe because of — recent mass shootings in the U.S., gun manufacturers are reporting peak profits. Oxfam warns that food prices will soar due to climate change. McDonald’s is opening two all-vegetarian restaurants in India. David Gura reports on a father and son in North Carolina who have differing views on the upcoming election. And Gallup asked American workers how satisfied they were with 13 aspects of their jobs.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC