Marketplace Marking Report for Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Marketplace Marking Report for Thursday, October 21, 2010

For companies like AT&T, third quarter earnings are up

Corporate earnings are up, what does this mean for unemployment? Jeremy Hobson speaks to Jeff Saut to find out.

British citizens express concerns about U.K. budget cuts

The credit markets are reacting to news of big budget cuts in the U.K., but not everyone is happy about this. Jonathan Freedland, an editorial columnist for the Guardian Newspaper reports.

French workers strike against potential rise to retirement age

France's proposed hike in retirement age has caused a lot of workers to take to the streets, including riots in Paris and a blockade of France's largest oil port in Marseille.

Britain moves ahead with deficit-cutting

Britain's deficit-cutting plan has been given the green light from the credit rating agency Fitch, saving its triple-A credit rating. Stephen Beard has the latest from London.

Midterm elections may reroute Florida high speed rail project

One of the Obama administration's signature initiatives, high speed rail, may also be rerouted, come November. Andrea Bernstein reports.
Posted In: Transportation

Europe takes on budget deficits

Europe is preparing to tackle huge budget deficits. Sound familiar, America? It does to Marketplace's economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

More mechanical problems for Toyota, 1.5 million cars recalled

Toyota has found potential mechanical problems with 1.5 million cars, more than half of them in the U.S. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman has the details.
Posted In: Auto

San Joaquin Valley votes on federal fines for polution

Air quality regulators in California's San Joaquin Valley will vote on a new way to pay off federal fines for pollution: charge car owners. It could be a first for putting pollution fines on consumers along with companies. Sarah Gardner reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
Posted In: Environment

Coal plants are making Chicago citizens sick, says report

A new study shows two old coal plants in Chicago are polluting the air and making people sick. Tony Arnold reports.
Posted In: Environment

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Ceremony
Yes But No
Class System featuring Pharrell Williams & Julee Cruise (Album Version)
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Lex
Ratatat
Kinna Sohna
Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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