Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 12, 2012

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses the role of the social media site in today's world, whether it will go public, and how it deals with privacy issues. Latino voters are becoming more and more influential in this year's in the presidential election, and a new report suggests they support Obama 3:1. Google's Android and Apple's iPhone are vying for number one and two in the smart phone market. Blackberry comes in third with 11% of the market and 90 million users around the world -- just who are these users?

PODCAST: The zero bound, getting out of work unfound

This latest earnings season continues today with profits from two of the country's largest banks. Martin Luther King, Elie Weisel, Aung San Suu Kyi -- to these Nobel Peace Prize winners today we add the European Union. A couple weeks into the fall TV season, viewership is down 11 percent across the major broadcast networks.

Teen viewing habits drive down TV ratings

We're just a few weeks into the new fall TV season and viewership is down 11 percent across the major broadcast networks. Is it just a year of bad TV? Or should they worry in TV Land?
Posted In: tv, Entertainment, networks

Should the Fed coordinate with Congress?

With the Federal Reserve's interest rate near zero and the recovery still slow, some economists are speculating on what you might call a "nuclear option".
Posted In: Monetary and fiscal policy, recovery

Bank earnings kick off with JPMorgan blockbuster

The financial sector is doing better than last year on a bumper mortgage business and lower loan-loss reserves.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Earnings

Nobel Peace Prize: And the winner is Europe!

At last some good news for Europe -- racked by the worst economic crisis in its history, the European Union has just won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, European Union, Europe debt crisis

BlackBerry hangs on by a keyboard

Google's Android and Apple's iPhone are vying for number one and two in the smart phone market. BlackBerry comes in third with 11% of the market and 90 million users around the world, but just who are these users?
Posted In: Blackberry, smartphones

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Jack Dorsey, ad revenue, going public

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses the role of the social media site in today's world, whether it will go public, and how it deals with privacy issues.
Posted In: Twitter, privacy, media, Tech

New Firefox web browser pulled

A security glitch with the brand new version of the brower raises questions about its future.
Posted In: firefox, Internet, online privacy

Latino voters grow in number, prize jobs and education

A new survey shows the demographic group is most concerned about jobs, the economy, and education for their children.
Posted In: 2012 election, Latino voters

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