Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may have just managed to hold on to power today after winning a key parliamentary vote. There were more jobs advertised in September than at any other time in the last 3 years -- sign the job market could be getting better. Japanese car maker Toyota said profit fell by more than 18 percent in its last quarter. General Motors today rejected a plan for two Chinese companies to take over Swedish automaker Saab. GM is still a preferred shareholder in Saab. In Japan, the 92-year-old camera company Olympus admitted it has been covering up losses for decades.

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A customer checks a camera of Japanese optical giant Olympus at a Tokyo camera shop on October 27, 2011.
A customer checks a camera of Japanese optical giant Oltmpus at a Tokyo camera shop on October 27, 2011. Shares in Japan's Olympus surged more than 20 percent in Tokyo trade, a day after its under-pressure chairman and president resigned over a fee paymen

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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.