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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 12, 2012

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses the role of the social media site in today’s world, whether it will go public, and how it deals with privacy issues. Latino voters are becoming more and more influential in this year’s in the presidential election, and a new report suggests they support Obama 3:1. Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone are vying for number one and two in the smart phone market. Blackberry comes in third with 11% of the market and 90 million users around the world — just who are these users?

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Latino voters grow in number, prize jobs and education

by Scott Tong Oct 11, 2012
A new survey shows the demographic group is most concerned about jobs, the economy, and education for their children.

New Firefox web browser pulled

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Oct 11, 2012
A security glitch with the brand new version of the brower raises questions about its future.

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo on Jack Dorsey, ad revenue, going public

by Jeremy Hobson Oct 12, 2012
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses the role of the social media site in today's world, whether it will go public, and how it deals with privacy issues.

BlackBerry hangs on by a keyboard

by Queena Kim Oct 12, 2012
Google's Android and Apple's iPhone are vying for number one and two in the smart phone market. BlackBerry comes in third with 11% of the market and 90 million users around the world, but just who are these users?

Nobel Peace Prize: And the winner is Europe!

by Stephen Beard Oct 12, 2012
At last some good news for Europe -- racked by the worst economic crisis in its history, the European Union has just won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bank earnings kick off with JPMorgan blockbuster

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 12, 2012
The financial sector is doing better than last year on a bumper mortgage business and lower loan-loss reserves.

Should the Fed coordinate with Congress?

by Jeff Horwich Oct 12, 2012
With the Federal Reserve's interest rate near zero and the recovery still slow, some economists are speculating on what you might call a "nuclear option".

Teen viewing habits drive down TV ratings

by Jeff Horwich Oct 12, 2012
We're just a few weeks into the new fall TV season and viewership is down 11 percent across the major broadcast networks. Is it just a year of bad TV? Or should they worry in TV Land?
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: The zero bound, getting out of work unfound

by Jeff Horwich Oct 12, 2012
This latest earnings season continues today with profits from two of the country's largest banks. Martin Luther King, Elie Weisel, Aung San Suu Kyi -- to these Nobel Peace Prize winners today we add the European Union. A couple weeks into the fall TV season, viewership is down 11 percent across the major broadcast networks.

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