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PODCAST: European leaders promise help, a nix for Qwikster

Mary Dooe Oct 10, 2011

Here are today’s top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report and from around the web.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met over the weekend and agreed to come up with a plan to solve the European banking crisis by the end of the month, right before the G20 Summit.

Only weeks after announcing Qwikster, Netflix is backing out of the plan to create a separate company for its DVD mailing service.

The Dream Act passes in California, and Massachusetts grocers are opting out of self-checkout systems.

The Nobel Prize for Economics is going to two Americans, Thomas Sargent from NYU and Christopher Sims from Princeton. The pair won it for their work showing how government policy affects the economy.

In today’s podcast exclusive, we take a look at the business of baseball. A game last week had some record ratings, but does that translate into heaps of cash for the owners?

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