Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chrysler's revving its engine with remodels

Carmaker Chrysler is getting ready to reboot, thanks to new owner Fiat and a fleet of revamped versions of old favorites. Will it be enough to get people to buy? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Playing your way to job creation

Think you can solve your way through America's job problems? Get ready to roll the dice. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a board and video game today called "This Way to Jobs." Marketplace's David Gura gave it a spin.
Posted In: Jobs

iTunes will now sell The Beatles

Apple says it's news that people will never forget -- after a decades long feud the media giant will now sell songs from The Beatles catalog. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.

Interest rates are doing the opposite of what the Fed wants

As we've reported the Fed is pumping another $600 billion into the economy to spur more lending by bringing down long term interest rates. Well guess what? Long-term rates are going up. Juli Niemann has more.
Posted In: Housing

GM stocks expected to cost between $32 and $33 a share

GM this morning said its initial stock price will be more than expected, fetching between $32 and $33 a share. This price essentially blocks many taxpayers from investing in the company they helped to bailout. Stephen Rattner has more.
Posted In: Auto

Financial crisis could result from mortgage documentation issues

Homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure may not have experienced the worst of their financial woes. Mortgage documentation issues that led to foreclosure moratoriums at many banks could lead to another financial crisis, according to a Congressional Oversight Panel report released Tuesday.
Posted In: Housing

Sen. Ted Kaufman on foreclosure moratoriums and consequences to the economy

The Congressional Oversight Panel that was created to monitor the Wall Street Bailout has a new report out this morning. It says all those mortgage documentation issues that led to foreclosure moratoriums at many banks could have severe consequences for the economy. Senator Ted Kaufman explains.

How far would you go for your favorite brand?

A new study in the current issue of the Journal of Marketing says brand names mean so much to consumers, they'll go to great lengths to afford them. Joe Priester explains.
Posted In: Retail

Saving the Euro could fall to Germany

Investors worry Ireland may require a debt bailout from other European nations, particularly from Germany. Stephen Beard has more.

Could iTunes and The Beatles "Come Together?"

Apple has scheduled an announcement for this morning that the company says "you'll never forget." It's being reported that Beatles music will finally be available for sale at Apple's online music store, iTunes. Stacy Vanek Smith has more.

Bethany McLean: a history of the financial crisis

We are joined by Bethany McLean of Vanity Fair, who is co-author of the new book, "All the Devils are Here" with Joe Nocera of the New York Times. McLean explores the history and scope of economic problems that led to the financial crisis.

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Strawberry Fields Forever
Pickin' On Series
Breakfast Enthusiast
Mux Mool
Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
Sufjan Stevens
Velvety Instrumental Version