Aug 3, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Food stamps: An economic indicator of things to come?

Aug 3, 2011
Jim Weill of the Food Research and Action Center says a record number of Americans are on food stamps, and government cutbacks won't directly impact the program until 2013

Air quality advisories becoming standard practice in cities

Aug 3, 2011
During hot, stagnant summer weather, cities face the difficult task of promoting both safety and environmental friendliness.

Pending a takeover, Clorox's multiple brands come into question

Aug 3, 2011
Besides selling bleach, Clorox also owns Glad trash bags and Hidden Valley salad dressing, among others. Analysts say those brands might do better if they were sold off

President Obama signed the debt deal -- but that can't fix the economy

Aug 3, 2011
Deep spending cuts could hamper economic growth, and some analysts say the debt deal may actually spook investors, rather than reassure them

Italy back on the hot seat in European debt crisis

Aug 3, 2011
One day after the U.S. averted a possible default, political problems are scaring global investors away from Spain, Italy -- and the U.S.

Egypt's very own 'trial of the century'

Aug 3, 2011
How does the trial of former leader Hosni Mubarak threaten Egypt's already soft economy?

Canadian crude -- oil, that is

Aug 3, 2011
Oil from the Canadian oil sands has become big business in the Midwest, boosting the economy by creating jobs. But some say those jobs come at a cost.

Layoffs pick up, employment hopes dim

Aug 3, 2011
Employment executive John Challenger explain why sectors that had been seeing fairly few layoffs -- unexpectedly lost jobs in July

New regulations mean banks lose workers

Aug 3, 2011
Job cuts announced by HSBC, Barclays and others already total close to 50,000 globally. Why so much pain in the financial sector? From London, Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports.

Deciphering mixed job data

Aug 3, 2011
A couple of jobs reports out today could be an optimistic bit of news heading into Friday, when we get the Labor Department's all-important July employment report

Jobs, debt, cuts all work against an economic recovery

Aug 3, 2011
Richard Dekaser on the possibility of another recession, and the reality of what he calls our current 'growth-recession'

The biggest series of cyber attacks in history

Aug 3, 2011
Computer security firm McAfee claims that more than 70 groups, including the U.S. government and the International Olympic committee, have had confidential data stolen during a five-year cyber attack campaign by a single organization

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC