Sep 21, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Republicans send letter to the Fed to stand down on monetary policy

Sep 21, 2011
The Federal Reserve wraps up a meeting today to determine the next steps to take in solving the financial crisis in the U.S.

Disaster money may force government shutdown

Sep 21, 2011
Debates have been flaring up over the best way to cut federal spending. The latest hot button issue? The Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget.

European debt crisis helps, hurts airlines

Sep 21, 2011
Thanks to a weak euro, there is a bump in tourism now, but prolonged economic woes will pull down airline profits.

O'Hare unveils airport aeroponics

Sep 21, 2011
An ultra-compact, ultra-efficient airport garden provides herbs and veggies to airport restaurants.

Google under government pressure

Sep 21, 2011
Google's chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The tech company is under scrutiny for possible antitrust violations and uncompetitive practices.

U.S. companies in China: Polluters or scapegoats?

Sep 21, 2011
Although U.S. companies like Conoco-Phillips have been accused of violating environmental laws in China, many think they're being unfairly targeted in a land that lets Chinese companies brazenly violate pollution laws.

British insurance market posts huge losses in disaster-filled year

Sep 21, 2011
It has been a big year for natural disasters, from the tsunami in Japan to floods in Australia. And that means a year of big losses for insurance companies.

U.S. company Noble Energy begins drilling in Cyprus

Sep 21, 2011
A Texas-based oil company discovered a large supply of deep water natural gas in the Mediterranean and plans to begin drilling this week. That's causing big tension with countries in the region.

Republicans to the Fed: No more stimulus

Sep 21, 2011
Yesterday, Congressional Republicans sent a letter to Ben Bernanke to request that the Fed refrain from initiating any further monetary policies.

Apple fans anxiously await new iPhone

Sep 21, 2011
Many Apple users have been anxiously awaiting the release of the newest iPhone, which reports say will come in early October. We talk to one user who has been living with a broken old iPhone until the day comes.

Republicans and Democrats seek a deal on FEMA spending

Sep 21, 2011
The budget struggle continues on both sides of the aisle today, as Republicans and Democrats clash over emergency relief spending.

AT&T-T-mobile merger moves forward with status hearing

Sep 21, 2011
With several states and rival companies filing complaints, the AT&T/T-mobile merger tries to move forward today at a Department of Justice "status hearing."

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC