Marketplace for Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Republican presidential candidates participated in another debate last night. The football scandal at Penn State could cost the university in multiple ways off the field. Retailers are opening their doors even earlier for Black Friday. As online games company Zynga prepares to go public, it is asking some employees to give back their shares. And in the second part of a two-part series, Amy Scott looked at the tactics used by U.S. colleges to recruit Chinese students.

What politicians and officials are saying about Europe

There isn't an easy solution to the eurozone debt crisis, but here's what America's politicians and government officials are trying to say about it.

Keystone XL put on hold

A victory for environmentalists as Obama delays a proposed pipeline until after the election.
Posted In: Oil

Better, faster, more efficient -- and gas-powered

Automakers look in a new direction for increased mileage: The good ole gas engine.

Zynga wants employee shares back

Zynga could go public for as much as $20 billion later this year. But company founders reportedly regret handing out stock options and shares so freely in the beginning, and now the social gaming company is telling some employees to give those shares back or lose their jobs.
Posted In: Wall Street

Thursday is the new black

Walmart moved Black Friday up to Thursday night. Some dedicated shoppers must now choose between Thanksgiving dinner and bargain hunting.
Posted In: Retail

Brand Penn State suffers a blow

The football scandal could cost the university in multiple ways off the field.
Posted In: Sports

Betting the odds on the Republican presidential nomination

This final note today about the GOP debate and what markets can tell us about ourselves.
Posted In: elections, Final Note, Republicans

The lure of Chinese students

They are plentiful, they pay full tuition and American colleges and universities are eager to enroll them -- despite questions about their credentials.
Posted In: Education

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