Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Officials push a plan to help homeowners refinance

After much debate, a deal between state attorneys and big U.S. banks could be near to help underwater homeowners with mortgage refinancing.
Posted In: Housing

CFTC sets out to limit commodities speculation

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will vote on new restrictions which would prevent speculation on corn, oil, and other commodities.
Posted In: Investing

France could face Moody's downgrade

With the European debt crisis looming, Moody's announced that the outlook for France has been revised to negative.

Commercial real estate recovery trails job market

One commercial real estate expert explains that while the worst may be over, it could take two years for empty office and business spaces to be filled.
Posted In: Housing

Moody's warns France with possible debt downgrade

France's coveted AAA rating could be in danger if it makes the wrong decision in dealings with Greece and other troubled European nations.

NBA players and owners to meet again

If the latest effort to reach a revenue-sharing agreement fails, NBA games could be canceled through the end of the year.
Posted In: Sports

Research in Motion tries to go after developers

In order to keep up with Apple and the iPhone, RIM and Blackberry will need to get developers on board.

The costs of tearing down abandoned homes

Banks are looking into taking foreclosed and abandoned houses off of their balance sheets by demolishing them. What are the costs involved?
Posted In: Housing

Music sales still strong for holiday albums

The one bright spot for the music industry continues to be the holiday album, which make for good tangible gifts and boost visibility for artists.
Posted In: Entertainment

Juli Niemann: What slowing growth in China means for us

Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore, and Company, explains why even at over 9 percent growth, China -- and thus the rest of the world -- could be in trouble.
Posted In: China

Mid-day Extra: Saying "adios" to a Mexican food great

The parent company of El Torito and Chevys Fresh Mex declared bankruptcy earlier this month. But it left a legacy of bringing a regional cuisine to the rest of the country.
Posted In: Food, bankruptcy

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Mickey Mouse Operation
Little People
Rounds
Four Tet
Everybody Get Close
The Juan Maclean