Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.

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Colleges taking careful approach to hiring coaches

In light of the recent scandals at Penn State and Syracuse, universities are taking more into consideration when hiring for their sports teams.
Posted In: college sports, Penn State

What remains of Napster

Music subscription service Rhapsody has signed an agreement to acquire Napster from parent company Best Buy for an undisclosed sum. What Napster leaves behind is what can now be seen as a foreshadow to social media.
Posted In: Napster, rhapsody

Standard & Poor's downgrades major U.S. banks

Pressure builds in Europe as clear signs begin to show that a default there would hit the U.S. banks hard.
Posted In: banking, Standard & Poor's, downgrade, Europe debt crisis

Private sector gains offset by continued government layoffs

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas speaks about his company's November jobs numbers, which show some signs of improvement
Posted In: Jobs, unemployment, federal government

Dozens of financial institutions downgraded by S&P

Banks today are reeling, just a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded dozens of financial institutions all around the world -- including here in the United States.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, downgrade, banking

Foreign aid recipients hurt by global economic concerns

In South Korea today, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon warned rich countries not to shortchange their international aid programs as they cut their budgets.
Posted In: United Nations, foreign aid

Central banks announce joint plan to avoid credit crunch

To increase liquidity, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve are teaming up.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, credit crunch

The Fed, ECB team up to give banks more access to cash

Central banks from around the world have reached a deal that they hope will increase liquidity and avoid global recession.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, credit crunch

Mid-day Extra: Are cheaters more creative?

A new study suggests that creative-minded people might also be more likely to cheat -- and find a good reason for it after the fact.
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PODCAST: Central banks join forces

The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, credit crunch

'Light at the end of the tunnel' for poor job market

Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics explains why the nation's current employment measures, while not stellar, are positive signs for the future.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Central banks step in to help Europe with debt crisis

The planned liquidity injection might not solve all the problems in Europe, but it shows that central banks are getting serious.
Posted In: liquidity, banking, European Central Bank

NLRB considers speeding up union elections

The National Labor Relations Board is scheduled to take a preliminary vote on speeding up elections to unionize businesses.
Posted In: unions

Can financial cops help the eurozone?

The European Union is considering having a set of 'budget police' look over its countries' finances, but it still may not solve all the problems.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

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Rome
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
Record Collection [Explicit]
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl
St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley
I Need A Dollar [Explicit]
Aloe Blacc