Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation. Last month Governor Mitt Romney raised $170 million and President Obama raised $181 million -- how are they spending it? Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney." In the bucolic countryside of Loudoun County, Va., a hotly contested region of an important swing state, residents are crossing party lines to preserve their beloved way of life.

PODCAST: PhD's dance, Medicare gets a checkup

A sudden withdrawal from Citigroup -- CEO Vikram Pandit is stepping down. Later this week China puts out its GDP growth for the latest quarter. It now looks like growth in China will be even slower than officials expected. What would it be like if Medicare went in for a check-up?

Cuba to lift travel restrictions for citizens

For decades, travel for business or pleasure has been extremely difficult for Cubans, but today the government says it is lifting its onerous exit permit process, starting in the new year.
Posted In: cuba

Study: Changes to student loan repayments benefit the well-off

Today the nonpartisan New America Foundation is out with a report that suggests changes to income-based loan repayment rules are benefiting high-income, high-debt students.
Posted In: federal student loans, debt, Obama

Military ends 'hearts and minds' projects in Afghanistan

Money spent on rebuilding infrastucture is being wound down ahead of military withdrawal in 2014.
Posted In: afghanistan

Vikram Pandit steps down from Citigroup

Vikram Pandit is stepping down as CEO of Citigroup. He'll be replaced by Michael Corbat, who runs some of the banks overseas divisions.
Posted In: Citigroup

Candidates launch final ad spending push

In a record breaking year for political advertisements, Governor Romney and President Obama are still racking up dollars in the final months of their campaigns to compete for paid advertisements.
Posted In: Political ads, super PACs

California climate change law faces legal test

Today a 9th Circuit court in San Francisco hears arguments on the legality of California's, first in the nation, low carbon regulation for transport fuel. The case may determine whether California becomes the U.S. leader in climate litigation.
Posted In: energy, carbon emissions, california

Checking up on Medicare

Just in time for the second presidential debate, Medicare, the patient, goes to see "Dr. Obama" and "Dr. Romney."
Posted In: Medicare, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Economists predict slower growth for China

Economic forecasters in China say quarterly growth figures, set to be released Thursday, will be lower than officials were expecting.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

Where county preservation trumps partisan politics

In the bucolic countryside of Loudoun County, Va., a hotly contested region of an important swing state, residents are crossing party lines to preserve their beloved way of life.
Posted In: Loudon County, Virginia

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