Sep 5, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Nokia unveils new smartphone today, loaded with Microsoft's new operating system. Next Monday, Chicago public school teachers may vote to walk off the job, marking the first big strike since 2006. Personal finance senior producer Paddy Hirsch discusses what to…

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USA Today tests more coverage of high school football

Sep 5, 2012
Added attention expands players' opportunities, but may heighten focus on athletics above academics.

China ponders need for a stimulus package

Sep 5, 2012
Slowing growth is leading the government to consider further measures to boost the economy, but some say once home prices pick up, spending will follow.

Tips on homeowners insurance in severe weather country

Sep 5, 2012
If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
Claudia and Richard Launey board up their home before Hurricane Isaac, which still bears a marking from Hurricane Katrina, on Aug. 28, 2012 in New Orleans, La.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Microsoft and Nokia try again with a new smartphone

Sep 5, 2012
The two companies are hoping to capitalize when they introduce their new designed-from-the-ground-up smartphone today, based on the same Windows 8 system that'll run next-generation PCs.

Pigeons get colorful at the Venice Biennale

Sep 5, 2012
Two artists ruffled some feathers at the Venice Biennale this year.

Chicago teachers nearing strike

Sep 5, 2012
For the last year, union leaders have tried to push Mayor Rahm Emanuel into focusing on other issues: smaller class sizes, more art and music programs and job security.

U.S., IMF close to debt relief deals for Egypt

Sep 5, 2012
The International Monetary Fund is said to be close to a multi-billion dollar deal to aid the country currently grappling with major budgetary problems. The Obama administration is also looking to contribute another billion.

Do our digital accounts expire when we do?

Sep 5, 2012
Many of our most private and sentimental possessions are stored on laptops and smartphones. But do we truly own the music we buy online, or the photos on our Facebook account?

FedEx earnings down, global economy to blame

Sep 5, 2012
FedEx has downgraded -- again -- its quarterly earnings estimate for the period ending in August.

N.C. small business owner on the issues that matter this election

Sep 5, 2012
Terry Coleman, a restauranteur from Lenoir, N.C., talks about who she's voting for this fall, and why.

U.S. productivity rose 2.2% last quarter

Sep 5, 2012
That's more than originally thought, and it means that businesses are doing more with less.

PODCAST: Nokia's new Windows phone, productivity rises

Sep 5, 2012
Nokia unveils new smartphone today, loaded with Microsoft's new operating system. U.S. productivity rose last quarter. Next Monday, Chicago public school teachers may vote to walk off the job, marking the first big strike since 2006. FedEx downgrades its quarterly…

Justice Department stops 3M/Avery sticky notes merger

Sep 5, 2012
3M -- best known for making Scotch tape and Post-it notes -- had been interested in acquiring Avery Dennison Corporation, known for labeling and packaging materials.

Nokia unveils new smartphone today, loaded with Microsoft’s new operating system. Next Monday, Chicago public school teachers may vote to walk off the job, marking the first big strike since 2006. Personal finance senior producer Paddy Hirsch discusses what to do if you live in a state that suffers from severe weather and your insurance company decides to drop you. We look into the marketing of high school athletes. And China ponders the need for a stimulus package.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC