Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 8, 2012

Columbus Day used to be a day off, but with fewer workers and students getting a three-day weekend, businesses have to adjust. Third-quarter earnings season begins this week, with some analysts predicting the first decline in S&P 500 profits since 2009. New England tourism could get a boost this fall foliage season because dry weather will mean brilliant reds and purples as leaves change color.

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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.