Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 31, 2011

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.

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.