Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 4, 2010

Most Internet users don't want to 'check in'

Geolocation services like Foursquare and Facebook Places are supposed to be all the rage on the Internet these days. But a Pew Research Center study says only 4 percent of Americans online use these apps. Will it grow, or be just a tech fad?

The outlook on America's jobs

Looking towards the future, where will jobs be? What industry will they be in? How should you prepare? Will the new government be helping out? Jeremy Hobson talks to Marketplace's Chris Farrell about the outlook.
Posted In: Jobs

Explaining the Fed's move to buy $600 billion in bonds

To explain the Fed's move yesterday and why it's got all the world's stock markets jumping we turn to John Silvia.

BHP Billiton blocked from Potash

The Canadian government has blocked mining giant BHP Billiton's $40 billion takeover bid of the Canadian company Potash Corporation. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Survey indicates 5 percent rise in Wall Street bonuses

A new survey out today indicates a 5 percent rise in Wall Street bonuses, which could mean more business. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Urban Desert: Empty homes in Ordos

China has begun conducting it census, and economists are interested in how many properties sit empty. It's a problem in the northwest city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia province, where parts of the city are completely vacant. Why all the empty houses? Rob Schmitz reports.

Qantas grounds fleet of Airbus A380s

The Australian airline Qantas grounded its entire fleet of Airbus A380s after a flight made an emergency landing after an engine ripped off.
Posted In: Airlines

$40 billion can't buy BHP Billiton potash

Canada's Potash Corporation accounts for 30 percent of the world's potash supply, and BHP Billiton wants in on the fertilizer's market. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Agriculture

Regulators seek to end stock market skinny dipping

Regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission say stock market buyers and sellers can no longer jump into the market without broker-supervision. Scott Tong explains.

Fed to buy $600 billion in bonds

Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced that it plans to buy $600 billion worth of government bonds. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Federal Reserve will buy $600 billion in long-term government bonds

The Federal Reserve announced its plan to buy $600 billion in long-term government bonds. Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday dismissed concerns from critics who say the strategy is too risky.
Posted In: Economy

Music from this show

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Trav'lin' All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
Billie Holiday
Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Vaughan Mason And Crew
Going Back To Cali
LL Cool J
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Jimmy Buffet Tribute
Fast As You Can (Album Version)
Fiona Apple

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