Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mar 11, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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First up: bankers scanning the results of the first round of the Federal Reserve's stress breathed a small sigh of relief last week. Thirty-one of the biggest U.S. banks were under the microscope, and all 31 passed. But it’s not over yet. Today the Fed announces part two of the annual stress test designed to see whether banks have enough capital to withstand another financial meltdown. Why is this such an important issue for banks and to what extent is it changing how the banking industry works? Then: The UK isn't hitting NATO's targets for defense spending, and now the government is reportedly looking into some "creative accounting" to meet targets. We look into it. Finally: We chat with Keith Ferrazzi over at Ferrazzi Greenlight about business relationships.

 

Segments From this episode

Banks prepare for round two of stress tests

Mar 11, 2015
Results are due Wednesday and not all banks might pass this time.

Big change to farm subsidies

Mar 11, 2015
Taxpayers are on the hook after changes in the Farm Bill

PODCAST: Farm bill comes up short

Mar 11, 2015
The dollar is on a 12-year high driven by the potential for high interest rates, but what does that mean for the markets? We check in with Payden & Rygel chief economist Jeffrey Cleveland. Next, GM announced this week it’ll give shareholders $5 billion in dividends and a $5 billion stock buyback. That’s good news for investors, […]

Ahead of labor talks, GM puts pressure on itself

Mar 11, 2015
GM's $10 billion shareholder payout could have autoworkers pushing for a raise.

The "Blurred Lines" case could have a chilling effect

Mar 11, 2015
Issues of inspiration and copyright get even more complicated over decades.

First up: bankers scanning the results of the first round of the Federal Reserve’s stress breathed a small sigh of relief last week. Thirty-one of the biggest U.S. banks were under the microscope, and all 31 passed. But it’s not over yet. Today the Fed announces part two of the annual stress test designed to see whether banks have enough capital to withstand another financial meltdown. Why is this such an important issue for banks and to what extent is it changing how the banking industry works? Then: The UK isn’t hitting NATO’s targets for defense spending, and now the government is reportedly looking into some “creative accounting” to meet targets. We look into it. Finally: We chat with Keith Ferrazzi over at Ferrazzi Greenlight about business relationships.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC