Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 20, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 20, 2011

A closer look at the Libyan economy

Without Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan economy might be able to recover from the ongoing conflict in the country. But it faces a number of hurdles along the way.

Muammar Gaddafi potentially killed; waiting on Greek vote

Reports are out this morning that the former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, was potentially killed. And Europe hangs in the balance as we await a vote from Greece on austerity measures.

The next wave: Re-using wastewater

Water experts are saying that the wastewater industry is more important than ever.

Which countries have strong middle classes?

Countries like Australia, Sweden, Canada and Switzerland all have stronger middle classes than the U.S. What makes the differences?

Microsoft to go head-to-head with Apple in brick and mortar

Microsoft looks to expand its retail operations across the country.

Senate to review the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage

Taking a closer look at why many homeowners like the long-term mortgage, and whether it will help the troubled housing market.
Posted In: Housing

Mid-day Extra: Less foreign baseball scouting in Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has nationalized many industries, scaring business investors like baseball teams.
Posted In: Sports, baseball

Greek parliament, protesters prepare for final austerity vote

Massive protests in Athens continue for a second day, as Greek citizens -- and the rest of Europe -- await a vote in parliament which could pass further austerity measures.

European leaders could be reaching impasse over debt solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have conflicting views on the subject of how to use the big euro rescue fund.

Visas could be offered to foreigners who buy homes in U.S.

In a lagging housing market, home sales to foreign buyers are up 25 percent in the last year. The Senate will introduce a bill today to encourage more of these sales.
Posted In: Housing

Flooding in Thailand worsens, could affect global economy

Ongoing flooding in Thailand could soon be felt by businesses worldwide.

What Gaddafi's death could mean for Libya

Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly been killed. We take a glimpse at what could be in store for Libya in the near future.

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Cannibal Courtship
Dengue Fever
Squadra Antigangsters
Talk To Me
DJ Vadim
Ghetto Living
Linval Thompson

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