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The FDIC has important roles to fulfill under the Dodd-Frank Act, in preventing systemic failures of big banks. But it needs a new director to replace Sheila Bair to get its part done.
It may be called the United States of America, but the economies of each of the states are vastly different from one another. A new book maps it all out.
After months of debate, only two debt plans are currently on the table: a Democratic plan that avoids cutting Medicare and Social Security, and the Republican plan to raise the debt ceiling in stages.
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard discusses the latest on the debt talks and reveals the only other advanced nation with a debt ceiling.
U.S. Treasury bonds have typically been the safety investment for investors, but the debt risk means U.S. debt is less safe. So, the new darling currency is the Swiss Franc.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 26, 2011