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Aug 14, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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There are really two camps of people at the Federal Reserve: Those who think we should be doing a lot more stimulus monetarily, and focused on that employment mandate that the Fed has; And those who are worried more about…

Segments From this episode

New York mayor stumps for immigration reform

Aug 14, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg travels to Chicago and Boston to press for bipartisan immigration reform as a way to stimulate the economy.

London businesses tally up sales after Olympics

Aug 14, 2012
Now that the Games are over, small businesses in London are complaining of losses in their books.

Federal Reserve's Eric Rosengren on more stimulus for the U.S. economy

Aug 14, 2012
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston explains why he thinks the Fed needs to step in with more monetary stimulus.

Shedding light on the 'shadow' real estate market

Aug 14, 2012
Many feared that millions of homes in foreclosure but not yet on the market would derail the housing recovery. But what ever happened to the "shadow inventory," as it's known?

Germany and France hold steady, but don't grow much

Aug 14, 2012
Happiness is relative in Europe these days: Investors are cheering news the euro area's top economies did not turn in the abysmal results many had expected. Instead, things are just "garden-variety" bad.

Retail sales up for first time in four months

Aug 14, 2012
Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.

Retail sales move up, Groupon sputters

Aug 14, 2012
Retail sales were up 0.8 percent last month; the first uptick in four months.

Groupon posts profit, but still not in the clear

Aug 14, 2012
Shares in the original "daily deals" company this morning continue to be like a traffic accident you can't look away from. Groupon's share price is down 23 percent so far today and about 70 percent from its IPO price back…

Growth in the euro economies not horrible, but not good

Aug 14, 2012
The new numbers out on the eurozone weren't as abysmal as expected, but they're not good either.

PODCAST: Retail sales shine bright, Groupon dims out

Aug 14, 2012
There are really two camps of people at the Federal Reserve: Those who think we should be doing a lot more stimulus monetarily, and focused on that employment mandate that the Fed has; And those who are worried more about…

There are really two camps of people at the Federal Reserve: Those who think we should be doing a lot more stimulus monetarily, and focused on that employment mandate that the Fed has; And those who are worried more about inflation, and don’t want the Fed to be expanding its balance sheet. One person who thinks there should be more stimulus is a guy named Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. And the official price tag for the London Olympics is about $15 billion. And while some tally up the benefits, some small business owners in London are seeing red.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC