Aug 16, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Mixed outlook for nation's farmers

Aug 15, 2011
As extreme weather drives up commodities prices, it's translating into higher prices for consumers and more profits for unaffected farmers.

'Eurobonds' could help debt crisis

Aug 16, 2011
Bonds backed by the entire Eurozone would ease borrowing rates for countries like Greece and Portugal, but would hike rates for Germany and France

Stumbling stock markets no obstacle for AT&T deal

Aug 16, 2011
The market decline is making some mergers more attractive. But both AT&T and T-Mobile already have such big incentives to strike a deal that fluctuating markets should have little effect on them.

Obama launches major jobs initiative for rural America

Aug 16, 2011
But some are skeptical how much it will help the bigger picture of unemployment in this country

Will slow growth in Germany weigh down the Eurozone?

Aug 16, 2011
Germany's economy grew a mere 0.1 percent in the second quarter, sparking fears that the strongest economy in the Eurozone may not be able to carry other ailing nations for long

Germany's slow economic growth worries economists

Aug 16, 2011
Germany reported GDP growth of just 0.1 percent. That cast doubts on hopes that Germany would pull the rest of Europe off the brink of debt catastrophe.

Americans getting 'house of cards' in order

Aug 16, 2011
The number of payments on credit cards 90-days or more past due slipped to just 0.6 percent in the second quarter. Marketplace Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon reports that may be because Americans are cutting back on spending and banks…

Economist: slow growth in Germany could lead to 'global depression'

Aug 16, 2011
With GDP growth far lower than economists had expected, Simon Tilford, of the Center for European Reform, says that Germany's sense of invulnerability in the face of the crisis is part of the reason why today stalled economy is making…

The new frugality: Americans reduce late credit card payments

Aug 16, 2011
A report out today says that Americans have hit a 17-year low on the level of credit card payments that were 90 days or more past due

Germany's impact on the global economy

Aug 16, 2011
Disappointing growth reports from Germany, France and Japan are sparking fears over a new global recession

Does slow growth in Germany point to global recession?

Aug 16, 2011
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard of <em>The Daily Telegraph</em> says that with Europe's top economy on the ropes, leaders across the Eurozone must ease up on austerity or risk sinking into deep recession

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC