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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Jun 19, 2013

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The British government says bankers who recklessly mismanage their banks should go to jail. Who will take over the Federal Reserve when Ben Bernanke leaves? GDP, unemployment rate, the Dow -- some economists think these numbers don't tell us enough about how real people are actually doing. We take a look at a new measure of America: human development.

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Who will take reins of the Fed after Bernanke?

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Jun 19, 2013
Vice-chair Janet Yellen is the front runner, but there are plenty of very good choices.

All eyes on the Federal Reserve

Jun 19, 2013
The Fed will likely announce some changes today. A look at the winners and losers.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during morning trading on June 11, 2013 in New York City.
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The new measure of America

Jun 19, 2013
'Measure of America' is an index that wraps GDP, general well-being and access to opportunity into one number.

SEC rethinks sweetheart settlements

Jun 19, 2013
Many times when companies settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission, they don't have to admit they did anything wrong. That practice may be changing.

Reckless bankers could face jail time in the UK

Jun 19, 2013
The British government says bankers who recklessly mismanage their banks could face jail time, according to a new proposal released Wednesday.

What is a bubble and are we in one?

Jun 19, 2013
As soon as the value of something rises, skeptics roll out the B-word: bubble.

PODCAST: All Fed, all the time

Jun 19, 2013
Wall Street's top cop rethinks sweetheart settlements. What makes a bubble and are we in one? And all eyes turn to the Federal Reserve.

The British government says bankers who recklessly mismanage their banks should go to jail. Who will take over the Federal Reserve when Ben Bernanke leaves? GDP, unemployment rate, the Dow — some economists think these numbers don’t tell us enough about how real people are actually doing. We take a look at a new measure of America: human development.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC