Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 22, 2012

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Under the new Affordable Care Act, hospitals can be rewarded for improving patient care. The new Windows 8 operating system promises some big changes, including a radically different look. It could also mean having to relearn Windows. Prudential Financial is under federal scrutiny, along with several other companies, for being a "systemic risk."  

Japan suffers export headache over dispute with China

Japanese exports fell 10.3 percent in September raising fears of a slide into recession.
Posted In: Japan, earthquake, recession, export

PODCAST: Too big to fail or too big to succeed?

There will be a lot of focus on who wins and loses tonight's final presidential debate, but there's sure to be one loser: China. Also get ready for Windows 8, and will changing CEOs really fix what's wrong at Citigroup?

Allan Sloan: Is Citigroup 'too big to succeed'?

Citigroup has not come roaring out of the financial crisis like Goldman Sachs or JPMorgan Chase. Some analysts think the problems at Citigroup are inherent to the "one-stop-shopping" business model that Citigroup pioneered in the 1990s.
Posted In: Citigroup, bank reform

Caterpillar cuts profit forecast due to weak exports

The global machinery giant is cutting its forecast for 2012, even as third-quarter profits were up, due to a weak global economy.
Posted In: Caterpillar, global economy

Economic issues to take center stage in debate

Foreign policy is the official topic of tonight's final presidential debate, but look for both candidates to connect global issues to American jobs.
Posted In: debate, 2012 election

In debate, candidates get tough on China

As the presidential race shifts towards foreign policy, the candidates trade jabs over China on outsourcing and currency manipulation.
Posted In: China, outsourcing, currency

Amid budget battle, Georgia archives to stay open

As Georgia confronts budget cuts, residents fights to keep the state archives funded.
Posted In: Georgia, state budgets

What makes a company 'too big to fail?'

Prudential Financial is under federal scrutiny, along with several other companies, for being a "systemic risk."
Posted In: too big to fail, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Microsoft to unveil major Windows overhaul this week

The new Windows 8 operating system promises some big changes, including a radically different look. It could also mean having to relearn Windows.
Posted In: Microsoft, windows 8

Hospitals cash in on patient satisfaction

Under the new healthcare law, hospitals can be rewarded for improving patient care.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, hospital, health care

Russia oil firm Rosneft enters deal with BP

The British Oil company BP is selling off its stake in a joint venture to the state-run Russian oil company Rosneft.
Posted In: big oil, BP, rosneft, Russia

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