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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Is this the week the tapering begins? And a look at the middle class as the Census releases new data this week on what Americans typically earn. 

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What median income can buy depends on where you live

Sep 17, 2013
The Census releases U.S. median income data today. We visit two families to compare what it's like to live at the national median income and local median income.
Lily Liu’s family makes about $50,000 a year, which is about the same as the national median income. But she lives in Paducah, Ky., which has a local median income of about $30,000 a year.
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Global implications of this week's Fed meeting

Sep 17, 2013
Changes in U.S. monetary policy could create problems in emerging markets.

New thinking to help returning vets navigate urban battlefield

Sep 17, 2013
A new program in New York helps returning vets thrive in the city.

Tapering tops the agenda at the Federal Reserve

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed buys billions of dollars worth of bonds each month to pump cash into our financial system. The question in front of the the Fed Board today: when should they start to slow the buying down.

GM planning car to rival Tesla's Model S

Sep 17, 2013
GM's goal is a car that can travel 200 miles on a single charge, with a price tag of around $30,000.

Everything you need to know about personal finance -- on one index card

Sep 17, 2013
A social scientist at the University of Chicago shows that the only investment advice you need to know can all fit in the palm of your hand.

Making Grand Theft Auto pay

Sep 17, 2013
Grand Theft Auto V cost $265 million to make. Pre-sales have been good, but GTA already has a huge following. With development costs now so high, creating a new game from scratch has become a high-stakes business.

Traders expect Federal Reserve to scale back on bond buying

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed may scale back on stimulus spending.

PODCAST: Fed tapering and video games

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed's plans for future stimulus spending. And the rising costs of video game development.

Is this the week the tapering begins? And a look at the middle class as the Census releases new data this week on what Americans typically earn. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC