Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 17, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 17, 2011

A new plan to prevent cell phone 'bill shock'

Cell phone users will soon be given notification before their monthly bill skyrockets due to heavy data usage. But how big of a problem has this been up until now?

Julia Coronado: What Citigroup, Wells Fargo earnings mean

Earnings numbers out today from Citigroup and Wells Fargo were positive. But how long will it be before the average person feels the effects?
Posted In: Banks

Walmart faces controversy in China

Walmart stores in the city of Chongqing, China, have been shut down after selling pork that was mislabeled "organic." But Walmart may be facing even bigger problems in the country.
Posted In: Retail

G20 finance ministers plan for swift action in European debt crisis

Finance ministers from the G20 and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met in Paris over the weekend, crafting a plan to solve the problems in Europe in as soon as one week.

Cell phone users to get warning before huge bill arrives

The Federal Communications Commission and major cell phone carriers have reached a deal that will allow customers to receive warning before their data use racks up a huge bill.

President Obama speaks in North Carolina today

President Obama starts his bus tour of the mid-Atlantic coast with North Carolina. What's the economy like in the Tarheel State?
Posted In: Economy

The end of the tiny bottle?

Hotels looking for ways to economize are doing away with the travel size.
Posted In: Travel

The drop in fertility rates worldwide

In the middle of the last century, not a single country in the world had a birth rate below two children per woman. How many countries have a lower fertility rate now?

Big banks report earnings

America's biggest banks face challenges in investment and commercial banking. But the outlook for regional banks is brighter.
Posted In: Banks

Mid-day Extra: The 'Tutoring-Industrial Complex'

With school in full swing, it is the time of year when parents start to seek out tutors. The industry is booming, with tutors costing up to $800 an hour in some cases.
Posted In: Education, tutoring

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Take Me Back
Aloe Blacc
Baghdad Sun
Apollo Brown
So Begins Our Alabee
Of Montreal

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