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Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This week on Marketplace we’ll be following sustainable jobs. Today, we learned about the fastest growing industry in the job field: biomedical engineering. This job caters to the needs of aging baby boomers and modern technological advances.

GlaxoSmithKline will pay $750 million in fines for manufacturing defective medication, including the antidepressant Paxil.

Before today, people who turned to debt settlement services to deal with financial problems and setbacks had to pay a fee for the services rendered, even if no advancements were made on their case. Now, those fees cannot be enforced.

What is one thing almost 93 percent of Americans have that politicians want more control of? Cell phones. Today we discussed the extra taxes some states are trying to change.

Many companies would love to be a part of China’s industrial complex, but China requires companies to register patents in China before companies can go into production, effectively divulging company secrets. Europe wants to convince Beijing to allow more foreign companies to bid on Chinese government contracts, without giving away any secrets.

Tired of taking off your shoes and belt at the airport? British Airways is tired of keeping up with the U.S. stringent security lines.

Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have your costume? Eve Troeh reports on why spooky festivities make for a recession-friendly holiday.

And finally. MySpace finally surrendered to Facebook, saying MySpace will refocus towards entertainment and away from connecting with friends. This left us wondering, “What’s MySpace?”

Here are the songs we played:

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