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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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.