Microsoft has been struggling to transition in the mobile age and now a new report says some of its top investors are blaming its founder, Bill Gates, for the company's woes. The report says three of Microsoft's top investors want to see the chairman step down.
These investors argue that Gates' iconic presence on the board of directors would deter a more risk-taking person from stepping in as CEO Steve Ballmer's successor, once he retires within the year.
Marketplace's David Gura joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click the audio player above to hear more.
The government shutdown continues after Congress failed to reach an agreement Monday night. But now there's a greater worry about the debt ceiling.
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The government shutdown continues after Congress failed to reach an agreement over a spending bill Monday night. But now there's a greater worry about the debt ceiling, the deadline for which U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says will continue to stay October 17.
David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at JPMorgan Funds, says markets hate uncertainty and that will weigh on the stock market. He says globally, many economies are growing at the same time, which makes the situation even worse.
"It's tremendously frustrating that the biggest obstacle right now to stronger U.S. growth is what's happening in Washington," he says.
David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist at JPMorgan Funds, joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to discuss. Click the audio player above to hear more.
Current Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta survived a confidence vote by a wide margin on Wednesday. Stocks are up in the European nation because the government still stands after former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attempted to bring it down. He backed off after he couldn't rally the votes.
Marketplace's European bureau chief Stephen Beard joins Marketplace Morning Report host Mark Garrison to discuss. Click the audio player above to hear more.
The data in the ADP National Employment Report are likely to be the only clues this week about how strong the labor market was last month. The partial government shutdown means the Labor Department is unlikely to release its figures.