Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The job placement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas said this morning that the number of planned layoffs at U.S. companies hit a four month low last month. What is the future of the solar industry in the wake of Solyndra and Beacon Power? The TV show "X Factor" is hoping to boost ratings via Twitter. And elementary school students are scoring better on math tests these days, but reading scores are still subpar.

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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.