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Nov 18, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 18, 2011

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President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three-part series from the Horn of Africa. Meanwhile, in the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.

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Obama attends Boeing plane sale

Nov 17, 2011
President Obama will be at a signing ceremony Friday in Indonesia for the purchase of more than 200 Boeing planes by Indonesian airline Lion Air. The $22 billion deal could mean more than 110,000 jobs here at home.

PODCAST: Boeing signs a deal, passengers shell out money for plane gas

Nov 18, 2011
President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three part series from the Horn of Africa. In the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.
US President Barack Obama applauds with others as Ray Conner, senior vice president of Boeing shakes hands with Rusdi Kirana president director of Lion Air, during a signing ceremony on November 18, 2011.
SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Could Washington's troubles turn into a eurozone-like crisis?

Nov 18, 2011
The deadline for the super committee looms. Could the U.S.'s problem be compared to the eurozone's?

Workers fight back against early Black Friday openings

Nov 18, 2011
Big chain stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target have plans to open on 'Black Thursday' this year, which has drawn backlash from workers.

Report: More extreme weather on the way

Nov 18, 2011
A report out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we can expect hotter summers and more extreme weather events in the coming years.

If super committee fails, risk of another downgrade

Nov 18, 2011
There are five days until the super committee's intended deadline to make big budget cuts for the U.S. If they fail, more ratings agencies could downgrade the country's debt.

European leaders clash over Robin Hood tax

Nov 18, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet today to discuss a possible Robin Hood tax in Europe.

U.S. debt downgrade possible, but it won't be a surprise

Nov 18, 2011
We speak to David Kelly of JP Morgan Funds about what he thinks the possible outcome of the super committee stand-off could be.

Somali refugees set up businesses in camps

Nov 18, 2011
After being forced to flee their homeland, refugees set up at camps in Kenya have continued on with life, including starting up businesses.

Ratings agencies not worried yet about super committee deal

Nov 18, 2011
We speak to Jill Schlesinger of CBS/Money watch about what the ratings agencies are expecting from the government's finances in the coming year.

Teen birth rate hits lowest level in decades

Nov 18, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting this morning that teenage girls in the U.S. are having fewer babies than ever before.

FDA rejects Avastin for breast cancer treatment‎

Nov 18, 2011
Reporter Amy Scott discusses how the FDA's ruling will affect overall sales of the drug.

The clock is ticking for the super committee

Nov 18, 2011
A number of outcomes are possible when the super committee hits up against their deadline next week. Many are hoping that they will at least do the bare minimum to avoid another downgrade.

Mid-day Extra: Midnight movie madness

Nov 18, 2011
The Twilight movie was released early this morning. Why do so many fans line up at midnight to see big blockbusters?
Fans attend 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' movie premiere on November 17, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.
Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

In financial trouble, Spain prepares for an election

Nov 18, 2011
Spain is the latest European country to be hit by difficultly in the bond market. Can a shake-up in political power help change that?

President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three-part series from the Horn of Africa. Meanwhile, in the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.

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