Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 18, 2011

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President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three-part series from the Horn of Africa. Meanwhile, in the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.
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If super committee fails, risk of another downgrade

There are five days until the super committee's intended deadline to make big budget cuts for the U.S. If they fail, more ratings agencies could downgrade the country's debt.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, super committee, downgrade
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European leaders clash over Robin Hood tax

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet today to discuss a possible Robin Hood tax in Europe.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, david cameron, Europe debt crisis, Robin Hood tax
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The clock is ticking for the super committee

A number of outcomes are possible when the super committee hits up against their deadline next week. Many are hoping that they will at least do the bare minimum to avoid another downgrade.
Posted In: super committee, debt
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Report: More extreme weather on the way

A report out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we can expect hotter summers and more extreme weather events in the coming years.
Posted In: weather, climate change
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U.S. debt downgrade possible, but it won't be a surprise

We speak to David Kelly of JP Morgan Funds about what he thinks the possible outcome of the super committee stand-off could be.
Posted In: super committee, Congress, downgrade
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Ratings agencies not worried yet about super committee deal

We speak to Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Money watch about what the ratings agencies are expecting from the government's finances in the coming year.
Posted In: super committee, debt ceiling
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Teen birth rate hits lowest level in decades

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting this morning that teenage girls in the U.S. are having fewer babies than ever before.
Posted In: pregnancy, teen, Health
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PODCAST: Boeing signs a deal, passengers shell out money for plane gas

President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three part series from the Horn of Africa. In the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.
Posted In: mid-day update
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Mid-day Extra: Midnight movie madness

The Twilight movie was released early this morning. Why do so many fans line up at midnight to see big blockbusters?
Posted In: movies, Twilight
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Could Washington's troubles turn into a eurozone-like crisis?

The deadline for the super committee looms. Could the U.S.'s problem be compared to the eurozone's?
Posted In: super committee
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FDA rejects Avastin for breast cancer treatment‎

Reporter Amy Scott discusses how the FDA's ruling will affect overall sales of the drug.
Posted In: FDA, Avastin
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Somali refugees set up businesses in camps

After being forced to flee their homeland, refugees set up at camps in Kenya have continued on with life, including starting up businesses.
Posted In: East Africa, Kenya, refugees
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Workers fight back against early Black Friday openings

Big chain stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target have plans to open on 'Black Thursday' this year, which has drawn backlash from workers.
Posted In: holiday shopping, holiday discounts, Black Friday
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In financial trouble, Spain prepares for an election

Spain is the latest European country to be hit by difficultly in the bond market. Can a shake-up in political power help change that?
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis
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Obama attends Boeing plane sale

President Obama will be at a signing ceremony Friday in Indonesia for the purchase of more than 200 Boeing planes by Indonesian airline Lion Air. The $22 billion deal could mean more than 110,000 jobs here at home.
Posted In: Jobs, Boeing

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