Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Netflix shares down after losing 800,000 customers

After the Qwikster debacle, Netflix has reported it lost nearly a million subscribers, and the market is reacting.

BP reports big quarterly profits

The company, which has faced much controversy after being partially responsible for the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, says it has reached a turning point.
Posted In: Oil

Greek customers of U.S. products

Greece is not a major trade partner for the U.S. But there's one California company that has a very specific role in Greece right now.
Posted In: Retail

What's Amazon without its books?

The company may have started as a book retailer, but now it's grown into so much more.

Hospital mergers in Colorado

President Obama's health reform law is pushing a nationwide trend in Colorado: more hospital mergers.
Posted In: Health

Changing federal student aid

Student loan debt is expected to hit $1 trillion this year. The biggest provider of those loans by far is the federal government. Today, a committee in the House is looking into how a big change in the student loan program is working out.
Posted In: Education

Juli Niemann: It's a split housing market

Home prices in a number of cities rose according to the Case-Shiller index. But overall sales dropped. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore, and Company, explains the variance.
Posted In: Housing

Campaign for more female engineers launches in the U.K.

The U.K. has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe. Industry leaders are hoping to change that.

Mid-day Extra: When Obama dines at your restaurant

Yesterday, Obama dropped in on a Los Angeles institution: Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. When the president makes a visit, does it make a difference in food sales in the months that come?
Posted In: Food, Barack Obama

U.S., Europe worry about effects of possible recession

As a solution to the European debt crisis remains pending, a House Financial Services Subcommittee will meet today to determine how dangerous Greek debts are.
Posted In: Economy

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