Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 31, 2011

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Japan's central bank said today if it's going to help Europe with its debt problem, Europe first has to help itself. The rescue package Europe put together last week is relying on foreign help -- a lot of it Japan and China. There are still millions without power in the Northeast this morning, after that Octsnowber storm that hit over the weekend. Passengers on a JetBlue plane were stranded on a tarmac in Hartford, Conn. for 7 hours. Many flights to New York's airports were diverted to Hartford, overwhelming the airport's infrastructure. The troubled securities firm MF Global is reportedly in a desperate hunt for a buyer this morning. The company, which is run by former New Jersey Senator and Governor Jon Corzine, saw its stock price and credit rating collapse last week, thanks to heavy bets on European debt.

Beacon Power files bankruptcy

Another company funded by the Department of Energy is going bankrupt, but experts still stay that the Solyndra controversy hasn't tainted the solar industry overall.
Posted In: Environment

Chinese investment in Europe could help tech companies

Europe is depending on big help from China in its big bailout fund plan. China depends on Europe to buy its exports, but is that enough incentive to agree to the deal?
Posted In: China

The business of Halloween

Some are finding business and money-making opportunities in usually D.I.Y. Halloween festivities.

Redbox raises prices on its DVDs

The kiosk DVD-rental company gained when Netflix raised prices. Will it now face the same backlash?
Posted In: Entertainment

What's the total global stock value in the U.S.?

Stephan Richter administers his latest quiz, this time on the United States' global stock value.
Posted In: Wall Street

With seven billion people comes economic opportunity

According to the United Nations, the global population hit seven billion today. That is a good thing for some countries, and not such a good thing for others.

Qantas resumes flights after thousands stranded

Qantas flights are starting up again after the airline shutdown over the weekend in an effort to end a series of union strikes.
Posted In: Airlines

Winter comes early to the Northeast

An early snow storm in the northeastern part of the U.S. has left many without power... or Halloween.
Posted In: Environment

Julia Coronado: Uncertainty surrounds European debt deal

The first U.S. casualty of the European debt crisis might be emerging, as questions remain about many details of the grand plan.
Posted In: Economy

Mid-day Extra: This year's most popular Halloween costumes

What were the most popular Halloween costumes this year around the U.S.?
Posted In: Retail, Halloween, costumes

The lasting impacts of floods in Thailand

The government in Thailand says the worst of the flooding is probably over for central Bangkok. But the damage will be far reaching.

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