Jul 26, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Arizona takes a stand on Medicaid

Jul 26, 2011
Policymakers in Arizona say they aren't cutting coverage. Instead, the state is freezing enrollment for childless adults.

FDIC waits for new director

Jul 26, 2011
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.

Mapping the U.S. and the world in terms of economy

Jul 26, 2011
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.

In the debt ceiling debate, Obama warns of worst case scenario

Jul 26, 2011
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.

Debt talk: Still no deal

Jul 26, 2011
Washington took to the airwaves yesterday to explain why there was still no plan to raise the debt ceiling. Meanwhile, Wall Street is holding its breath and hoping for a deal before the August 2nd deadline.

America: One of two developed nations with debt ceilings

Jul 26, 2011
Europe correspondent Stephen Beard discusses the latest on the debt talks and reveals the only other advanced nation with a debt ceiling.

Amid debt fears, investors look to Switzerland for safety

Jul 26, 2011
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.

Explainer: How do governments borrow and lend

Jul 26, 2011
On August 2, the U.S. Treasury Department says it will run out of cash and could have to default on some of its debts -- namely U.S. Treasury bonds.

August 2: default day, or just another Tuesday

Jul 26, 2011
Several banks now say the Treasury Department will collect more in taxes than planned, possibly pushing back the debt ceiling deadline.

Should investors worry over U.S. default?

Jul 26, 2011
As the deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches, one financial planner says ignore the politics and stick with your long-term investment plans.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC