Jun 20, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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The Fed will wrap up a meeting today in Washington, and experts are guessing that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy. With austerity still the hot button word in Europe, here in the U.S., the Postal Service could be going the way of Greece if Congress doesn't pass a restructuring plan to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap. And why public transit riders aren't so happy about Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads.

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The newest pizza wars

Jun 20, 2012
Big pizza chains like Domino's and Papa John's have banned together in a coalition called The American Pizza Community to stop proposed calorie-labeling regulations.

Federal Reserve to announce possible monetary policy changes

Jun 20, 2012
The U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee finishes two days of meetings today. And we'll have an announcement shortly on what -- if any -- change in monetary policy they might have decided on.

Are Americans losing faith in the stock market?

Jun 20, 2012
Three hearings in Washington today, all dealing with the idea of trust in the stock markets: Specifically, why ordinary U.S. investors don't have much right now.

Apple's iOS Maps leaves off transit lines

Jun 20, 2012
Public transportation advocates are miffed that Apple has left off directions to bus and train stops from its new mapping software.

Awaiting the Federal Reserve's next move

Jun 20, 2012
The Fed will wrap up a meeting today in Washington, and the expectation is that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy.

PODCAST: The Fed's next move, a perfect work record

Jun 20, 2012
The Fed will wrap up a meeting today in Washington, and experts are guessing that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy. With austerity still the hot button word in Europe, here in the U.S., the Postal Service could be going the way of Greece if Congress doesn't pass a restructuring plan to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap. And why public transit riders aren't so happy about Apple's new operating system for iPhones and iPads.

Russian ship with helicopters for Syria turns around

Jun 20, 2012
The U.S. and Europe are focused on diplomacy and sanctions to stem violence in Syria -- and perhaps force the current regime from power. One problem is Russia's alleged supply of arms to the government there. But Western diplomats have discovered a vulnerability: every weapons-carrying ship has to carry insurance.

A tour guide in Egypt on the country's latest elections

Jun 20, 2012
In Egypt, tens of thousands of protestors have returned to Tahrir Square in Cairo. They're responding to the country's recent presidential election between a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and a candidate tied to former President Hosni Mubarak.

How the markets could react to latest Fed meeting

Jun 20, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a meeting today in Washington. And the expectation is that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy.

Senate probes IPO fairness for small investors

Jun 20, 2012
The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing today into whether the IPO process is working for ordinary investors. At issue is whether regulators can level the playing field for big and small investors.

Markets await news from the Federal Reserve

Jun 20, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up a meeting in Washington today, and markets around the world are waiting to see if the rumors are true and more monetary stimulus is on the way.

Home sales are hot in Kansas City

Jun 20, 2012
Manufacturing and employment numbers may be sagging, but the housing market is has really turned around in some places, Kansas City being one of them.

Outdoor recreation industry worth half-trillion dollars

Jun 20, 2012
New report says protecting the environment can be good for the economy and job growth.

With USPS cuts, mail would move more slowly

Jun 20, 2012
A "postal austerity" doesn't come without a cost to customers.

The Fed will wrap up a meeting today in Washington, and experts are guessing that policymakers will launch more monetary stimulus to boost the economy. With austerity still the hot button word in Europe, here in the U.S., the Postal Service could be going the way of Greece if Congress doesn’t pass a restructuring plan to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap. And why public transit riders aren’t so happy about Apple’s new operating system for iPhones and iPads.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC