Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 14, 2011

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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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Italy's new leader must satisfy home and abroad

Newly-appointed Italian prime minister Mario Monti begins to form a new government. But the economist won't just be trying to appeal to domestic voters -- he also must satisfy foreign investors.
Posted In: italy, Mario Monti

A short history of Italy's debt

Amid the uproar over Italy's rising borrowing costs, some forget that the country managed to pay even higher interest rates on a heavy debt burden back in the 1990s.
Posted In: italy

Facebook privacy rules could cause ripples

The Federal Trade Commission steps up its rules on how companies write and change their privacy policies
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, FTC

Foreign students in U.S. at record high

700,000 students enrolled at U.S. university and college campuses last year from abroad, contributing $21 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a new report.
Posted In: Education, college, Admissions

Italy's economy hurt by 'medieval-like' bureaucracy

It isn't just debt that plagues the Italian economy. Newly-appointed prime minister Mario Monti will need to increase tax collection, reduce bureaucracy and reform the economy at the root.
Posted In: italy

CBS taps Charlie Rose, Gayle King for 'Early Show'

Rose, a long-time PBS figure, and King, best known for her Oprah connection, will become new regulars on the morning show, The New York Times reports
Posted In: CBS, television, Charlie Rose, Gayle King

Brits head for cover amid Euro crisis

The British government is officially creating contingency plans in case the Euro breaks apart as fears continue over the regions banking crisis. Other countries so far remain quite on following suit.
Posted In: euro, Britain

Germany should tap European Central Bank, critics say

Germany is the biggest economy in Europe and is picking up a the largest portion of the Euro crisis tab, but some critics say it should do more.
Posted In: Germany

Merkel: To get through crisis, more Europe needed

Economist Julia Coronado discusses the difficult situation Europe is in right now and what German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to happen.
Posted In: Germany, Eurozone

PODCAST: Merkel wants more Europe, Japan's economy growing

Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a stronger political union in Europe to tackle its debt problems. Japan's economy grew at 6 percent last quarter. The Supreme Court will hear will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, and more headlines from around the web.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

How is Europe affecting the rental car business?

Hertz CEO Mark Frissora discusses what his rental-car company is expecting this holiday season, and the impact that Europe's debit crisis is having on the company's bottom line.
Posted In: Hertz, rental car, Mark Frissora

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