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MID-DAY UPDATE: GM ticks on Wall Street and Rolls Royce engines replaced

Shelly Moulton Nov 18, 2010

GM officially goes public today, the first time since it went bankrupt more than a year ago. This is just one of many new Initial Public Offers coming from previously privately held companies. Will this trend help entrepreneurship or job creation? Also, a report on the possible conflict of interest between the Republican chairs of House committees who may have financial ties to the industries they will be overseeing.

Qantas has announced the replacement of as many as 40 Rolls Royce engines. What does this mean for Rolls Royce? China is experiencing record inflation. How will this affect toy and clothing cost for the upcoming holiday season? And sharpen your brain with Marketplace’s quiz master and guess which country offers the longest period of retirement.

Find out the common trend in all proposed deficit cutting reduction plans that have been laid out so far. Also in Arizona, has their controversial immigration law affected their convention business and could it lead to losses of up to $750 million in the future. And finally, for only $8, preferable genuine currency, you can try your hand at spotting fakes and forgeries in art.

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