Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 14, 2011

On this Monday morning, the top story is Italy's new prime minister -- Mario Monti -- who has begun to form a new government  to lead the country out of its economic crisis. The president appointed Monti to the post without an election this weekend after the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi.  Also on the show, a short history of Italy's bouts with debt since the 1990s. And the Federal Trade Commission takes on Facebook's privacy policy.

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A protestor holds a banner reading 'Bring banks back in line' in front of the Euro symbol at the European Central Bank in Germany.
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A short history of Italy's debt

Newly nominated Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti speaks to the press after being appointed by the President on November 13, 2011 at the Quirinale, the presidential palace, in Rome. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Sunday nominated ex-European commissioner Mario Monti to form a new government, a day after Silvio Berlusconi quit after dominating politics for nearly two decades.
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Chinese students get advise from a counselor during an International Education Expo in Beijing. As of 2008, China's education ministry said over a million Chinese had studied at foreign universities since the 1970s, and more than 100,000 go overseas for study every year.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel writes notes in Leipzig, eastern Germany during the opening of her CDU party congress.
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Christmas figurines depicting former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L) and his successor Mario Monti. Placard at left reads 'I resigned' and at right 'Good luck Monti'.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.