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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 18, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 18, 2010

A look at manufacturing, earnings

Industrial production was down 0.2% in September. Julia Coronado, chief U.S. economist at BNP Paribas, talks with Jeremy Hobson about what's behind that number and what to make of the latest earnings from Citigroup, Hasbro, and Halliburton.

Citi builds core biz, but still faces issues

Citigroup earnings topped $2.2 billion, the third quarter it has made profits. A poster child of the financial crisis, Citigroup has been trying to recover by selling off businesses. At the same time, it's building up its core businesses. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Banks

U.S. probes China's clean-tech policies

The Obama administration has launched an investigation into whether China's support for its clean-energy sector violates international trade rules. The investigation comes at the behest of the United Steelworkers Union, which has filed a complaint with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A preview of Apple's 4Q earnings

Investors will be watching Apple, which will report its fourth-quarter earnings. The company is expected to have done pretty well in the latest quarter. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Jeremy Hobson about how well Apple is doing.

An opportunity in China's 5-year plan

Communist Party leaders in Beijing wrapped up closed-door meetings where they laid out the country's 12th five-year plan that will start next year. You heard right, that old Communist chestnut, the five-year plan. China's unbridled capitalism has the tendency to make people forget it has a planned, socialist economy. Rob Schmitz reports.

Two years after leaving Wall Street

In 2008, Christopher Miraldi lost his job as a banker on Wall Street after 20 years in the business. He looked for work outside of financial services and struggled with health insurance issues in the process. Jeremy Hobson checks in with Miraldi two years after they first met.
Posted In: Wall Street

Citi, firm head to court over EMI deal

A case centering on the purchase of British-based music label EMI begins in New York. The boss of a private equity firm is suing Citi because he claims the bank tricked him into buying EMI in 2007. European bureau chief Stephen Beard talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Crime

What you need to know about QE2

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed will likely get into another round of quantitative easing to stimulate the economy. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan talks with Steve Chiotakis about what quantitative easing involves, the harm it can cause, and whether it will do anything to get more jobs created.
Posted In: Economy

French pension strikes raise fuel fears

A plan by the French government to raise its retirement age has led to strikers blocking access to refineries and oil depots. Europe bureau chief Stephen Beard talks with Jeremy Hobson about how bad this strike could get.

Report: Donations to big charities down

A report out this morning from the Chronicle of Philanthropy says philanthropists are not giving as much. In the midst of the Great Recession, donations were down last year by double-digits. Now that decline has hit the country's biggest charities. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks the details with Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Charity

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He Ain't Got Rhythm (Poppyseed Remix)
Billie Holiday
Ceremony
Yes But No
Talking In Your Sleep (Album Version)
The Romantics