Oct 26, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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All eyes are on Europe today as leaders meet for a summit which was intended to produce a rigid plan on how to solve the regions financial woes. That crisis could affect U.S. contractors in the coming months. There are increasing worries over the future of health care in America, but there is some bright news when it comes to student loans. Paddy Hirsch explains what is so bad about exposure, and Nokia tries to become a major player in the smartphone market.

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Mid-day Extra: Greek myths and metaphors

Oct 26, 2011
Can ancient Greek mythology be helpful in explaining the current economic state in Europe?

Beware overexposure to Greek bonds

Oct 26, 2011
Just like overexposure to the sun will get you burned, so will overexposure to Greek bonds. But normal exposure might not hurt.
Sr. Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why exposure isn't necessarily a bad thing in the latest Whiteboard video.
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Student loan plan will help, but not solve issues with education costs

Oct 26, 2011
President Obama is expected to announce a plan today that will help graduates burdened with student loan debt. But is it enough?

European leaders convene over mounting debt crisis

Oct 26, 2011
Leaders in Europe will meet for a summit today, but the expectation that a firm solution to their problems is looking unlikely.

What European indecision could mean for the rest of us

Oct 26, 2011
We hear from the BBC's Andrew Walker and Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics about what a decision -- or lack thereof -- in Europe today could mean for the rest of the world.

Making health care work

Oct 26, 2011
The country's largest employer, Walmart, is dropping health coverage or raising premiums for its workers. David Lazarus discusses the future of health care.

Nokia to unveil new line of smartphones

Oct 26, 2011
The global leader in cell phone sales stumbled badly with its own smartphone operating system. It's hoping Microsoft can help it make a comeback.

European debt crisis could affect U.S. contractors

Oct 26, 2011
The economic crisis in Europe could affect defense contractors in the U.S. They diversified their sales and now those sales are in trouble.

European leaders still disagree over aspects of crisis plan

Oct 26, 2011
Today's promised deadline for reaching a solution to the financial problems in Europe is looking increasingly less firm. Leaders are still arguing over main points of the plan.

A new plan to make student loan debt more manageable

Oct 26, 2011
President Obama is in Colorado today announcing a plan to help young Americans pay off their student loan debt.

President Obama's plan to shake up the student loan system

Oct 26, 2011
New laws, originally meant to take effect in 2014, are allowing graduating students to feel less overwhelmed by their federal loan debt.

All eyes are on Europe today as leaders meet for a summit which was intended to produce a rigid plan on how to solve the regions financial woes. That crisis could affect U.S. contractors in the coming months. There are increasing worries over the future of health care in America, but there is some bright news when it comes to student loans. Paddy Hirsch explains what is so bad about exposure, and Nokia tries to become a major player in the smartphone market.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC