Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics. For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of the deep budget cuts that typically come with bailouts. Amazon hopes to get the Kindle into the hands of students to bite into Apple's iPad market share. Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.
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PODCAST: Newsweek leaves the newsstand and barley gets decoded

No more Newsweek on the newsstand. Is China is deliberately slowing its own economy. U.S. students are carrying record student loan debt, and the risks and promises of Nissan routing your cars steering wheel through its computer.
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As Newsweek ends print edition, a look back

Michael Isikoff, who reported for Newsweek from 1994 until 2010 shares his thoughts on the end of Newsweek in print and what the magazine meant to staffers and readers over the years.
Posted In: newsweek, magazines, digital
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Weekly unemployment claims up 13 percent

Seasonally adjusted claims for unemployment insurance rose by 46,000 last week, or about 13 percent. Is this a blip or the start of a new trend?
Posted In: unemployement, layoffs
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Report: Student debt up five percent

A report out this morning says college students are leaving school ever deeper in debt. Students graduated last year owing more than $26,000 on average -- up five percent from the year before.
Posted In: student debt, college
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Is China engineering its own economic slowdown?

China's third-quarter GDP data shows the country grew at its weakest pace in three and a half years and is on track for its slowest annual growth since 1999.
Posted In: China, China's Economy
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Spain continues bailout waiting game

For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of the deep budget cuts that typically come with bailouts.
Posted In: spain, ECB, bailout, Europe debt crisis
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Nissan to try unconventional steering

Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics.
Posted In: automobile, technology, Nissan
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Amazon pushes Kindles in classrooms

Getting the Kindle into the hands of students offers Amazon a golden opportunity to bite into Apple's iPad market.
Posted In: Kindle, Amazon, tablets
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EU summit to focus on banking union

European leaders meet in Brussels today for a summit on whether to enact a banking union across the EU and check in on beleaguered Greece.
Posted In: Greece, bailout, ECB
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Keeping processed foods free of GMOs nearly impossible

Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.
Posted In: GMOS, food and drink, california

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