Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 18, 2013

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The release of a 20,000 word road map by the Chinese government for how China intends to change its society has been getting a lot of attention for the easing of China's one-child policy. But Chinese officials also want to make key changes to the structure of the world's second largest economy. The Tennessee Valley Authority announced last week that it will retire 8 coal-fired generators. And there are possibly more to come. And, beware holiday shoppers. That great deal you found on the internet may just be a fake. The amount of counterfeits is proliferating and becoming more sophisticated.

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PODCAST: Brand-name drugs prescribed to Medicare patients cost taxpayers

At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing claims the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation. And, a new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.

Google and Microsoft will crack down on child porn searches

Google and Microsoft will ban 100,000 words in an effort to stop child pornography.
Posted In: Google, Microsoft

Boeing's new 777X mini-jumbos are on fire at the Dubai Air Show (but not literally)

At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing claims the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation.
Posted In: Boeing, dubai, aviation

Geithner to start new job in private equity

The former secretary of the Treasury will become president of New York-based Warburg Pincus.
Posted In: Timothy Geithner, private equity

When doctors prescribe brand-name drugs over generics, the taxpayers foot the bill

A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.
Posted In: Medicare, prescription, doctors

In memoriam: The first of many Tennessee Valley Authority coal plants

The coal-fired plants being retired by the Tennessee Valley Authority are more than 50 years old.
Posted In: coal, natgas, air pollution

China's leaders promise reforms -- but can they deliver?

After China issued its 20,000-word reform document Friday night, the media’s focus was on proposed changes to the one-child policy. But there were a slew of ambitious economic reforms in there, too.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Politics, China growth

Counterfeits threaten Christmas

With more criminals using fake websites to sell fake products, unknowing consumers are increasingly at risk of buying dangerous counterfeit products.
Posted In: fakes, counterfeits, Louis Vuitton

Tom Wheeler, the FCC's new boss, on consumer rights and net neutrality

Tom Wheeler was a powerful lobbyist for the telecom industry. Now he's running the organization that regulates it.
Posted In: fcc, net neutrality

What the heck is Bitcoin? Congress wants to know, too

A virtual currency like Bitcoin has benefits to its users, including secrecy. Congress wants to understand its advantages and its security concerns.
Posted In: bitcoin, Congress

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Wide Open
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The Lower We Fly
Outside
Little Man
Little Dragon