Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 21, 2011
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TV jobs in Hollywood are dwindling

A record number of pilots were filmed last year, but Hollywood is still suffering from a lack of jobs. Why?
Posted In: Entertainment
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Broken into pieces, President Obama's jobs plan still has trouble passing

So far, Senate Democrats are having little luck passing pieces of President Obama's jobs plan, after it failed to get through in its entirety.
Posted In: Jobs
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European leaders push back debt solution deadline

Leaders in the eurozone promised they would reach a solution to their economic issues by this Sunday. Now, they say their grand plan won't be ready for a few more days.
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Small businesses showing support for protests

Some small businesses are providing food and services for local Occupy Wall Street protests. But is it fully for the cause, or just good marketing?
Posted In: Small Business
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Shareholders could loosen Murdoch's grip on News Corp.

A group of dissident investors will be putting Rupert Murdoch in the crosshairs at the company's annual shareholder meeting.
Posted In: Law
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McDonald's channel debuts

McDonald's is rolling out its own TV channel at hundreds of California locations. The idea is to capture new advertising revenue.
Posted In: McDonald's, tv
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The problems with the Volcker Rule

The Volcker Rule is supposed to make the financial world a safer place, but it's only in draft mode right now, and already facing obstacles.
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President Obama's jobs plan takes another hit

After the American Jobs Act failed to pass in its entirety, Senate Democrats have started trying to push pieces of it through Congress. But the roadblocks remain.
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Another delay in plan to solve European crisis

Disagreement between Germany and France on a solution to Europe's financial problems mean a plan won't be decided until later than promised.
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Jill Schlesinger: Eurozone bank failure could be disaster for U.S.

Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Moneywatch says markets are less worried about the president's jobs bill, and more worried about the ongoing problems in Europe.
Posted In: Economy
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Chris Low: The Federal Reserve and the housing market

Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, explains why some think the Federal Reserve can do more to help save the housing market -- and others think it's already done too much.
Posted In: Housing
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Mid-day Extra: Christian Louboutin battles YSL for its soles

Luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin filed an appeal this week to re-open a case it has against Yves Saint Laurent over what it sees as a copycat shoe.
Posted In: Retail, shoes, intellectual property

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