Sep 8, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 8, 2011

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President Obama coulda shoulda

Sep 8, 2011
Hindsight is always 20/20. Was there anything the president should have done differently from the start to keep the labor market from sliding into the doldrums?

Super-lobbying at super committee

Sep 8, 2011
Thousands of Washington lobbyists are scrambling to influence a congressional "super committee." What does that mean for cutting the deficit?

Gulf storms crimp gas supply

Sep 8, 2011
Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico is slowly coming back online following Tropical Storm Lee, but more storms are looming and consumers may soon be feeling the effects.

Tighter security for cargo shippers after 9/11

Sep 8, 2011
The shipping business considers the higher costs for security just part of the new normal.

Candidates take on welfare, the Fed at debate

Sep 8, 2011
The Republican presidential race continues to heat up. Big topics at last night's debate? The state of welfare, jobs and how the Federal Reserve has been handling the economy.

The Republican debate: Social Security and minimum wage

Sep 8, 2011
The GOP candidates spent much of the evening debating their economic policies. Candidate Ron Paul called for the end of the minimum wage, while Rick Perry called Social Security a 'Ponzi scheme.'

With high unemployment, young Chinese get creative

Sep 8, 2011
Unemployment in China is estimated at around 20 percent. But many recent college graduates are now opting out of low paying jobs, and delving in entrepreneurship.

Study finds high doctor fees to blame for growing U.S. health care costs

Sep 8, 2011
The cost of health care has grown astronomically in the U.S., and a new study finds that high doctor fees are to blame.

Will Obama and Bernanke take the safe route today?

Sep 8, 2011
The Republican presidential debate last night focused heavily on financial issues as the country waits for President Obama to reveal his new jobs plan tonight.

Super committee meets today to tackle huge U.S. debt

Sep 8, 2011
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction comes together for the first time today, as Republicans and Democrats search for a solution to the country's debt crisis.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC