Aug 28, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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As Isaac churns toward land, it's already having an economic effect out at sea. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac
is on the verge of becoming a hurricane. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf. The…

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Eurozone members wary of buying other countries' bonds

Aug 28, 2012
Several countries in the eurozone are preparing to borrow by selling bonds. Each nation in the bloc is becoming more wary of buying the debt of its neighbors.

Man vs. Markets: Simplifying the language of Wall Street

Aug 28, 2012
Marketplace's senior producer of personal finance breaks down economics plainly and simply in his new book, "Man vs. Markets."
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Republican Party eyes greater Hispanic vote

Aug 28, 2012
Prominent Hispanic Republicans will appear at the GOP convention this week in Tampa, Fla. The party wants to win more support from Latino voters.

How consumers view the economy

Aug 28, 2012
The consumer confidence and consumer sentiment indices come out this week. Analysts will be looking to see what they tell us about the U.S. economic recovery.

The oil industry prepares for tropical storm Isaac

Aug 28, 2012
Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane, though it won't be nearly as powerful as Katrina. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf.

Unilever's new european strategy to reflect growing poverty

Aug 28, 2012
The food and household goods giant says poverty has come back to southern Europe -- and the company will approach consumers there using techniques from developing countries.

Home prices expected to rise

Aug 28, 2012
The housing market is on its way to a recovery, and data released later today is expected to show home prices are continuing to rise.

Isaac's business impact is already felt

Aug 28, 2012
There's a hurricane warning in effect on the Gulf Coast, and tropical storm Isaac has already shut down oil and gas operations in the area.

Energy drink companies draw criticism

Aug 28, 2012
The Wall Street Journal this morning reports high-caffeine energy drinks are the latest target for investigators in New York. The state’s attorney general has issued subpoenas to Monster Beverage, Pepsi — which makes AMP — and Living Essentials, which makes…

Home prices rose in June

Aug 28, 2012
U.S. home prices rose almost a percent in June. What does this mean for the big picture, including employment?

PODCAST: GOP courts Latinos, Unilever unveils a new strategy

Aug 28, 2012
Housing is up, consumer confidence is down. How do you feel about the economy?

As Isaac churns toward land, it’s already having an economic effect out at sea. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac
is on the verge of becoming a hurricane. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf. The Conference Board gives us its latest snapshot of consumer confidence. One of our senior producers, Paddy Hirsch, helps explain everything from Collateralized Debt Obligations to Eurobonds.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC