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Sep 28, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 28, 2012

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British regulators have just proposed a ten point plan to overhaul a key global interest rate. But they say LIBOR shouldn't be scrapped altogether because it's too entrenched in the financial system. LIBOR is used as a benchmark for trillions of dollars
worth of transactions around the world. The Barclays Center opens in Brooklyn today with a Jay Z concert. And the big question is whether people take the train to the stadium, because there are only a few hundred parking spots. And what's the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.

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British regulators react to LIBOR scandal

Sep 28, 2012
After a recent scandal surrounding manipulation of a key interest rate, reforms are being proposed.

Barclays Center in Brooklyn encourages train riders

Sep 28, 2012
The new Barclays Center Arena in Brooklyn can accommodate 18,000 people, but it offers just a few hundred parking spots.

Can Ninja Turtles save Nickelodeon?

Sep 28, 2012
The children's cable network needs some hero to save it from falling ratings, and it's betting on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But how much of the '80s can you bring back?

Starbucks to arrive in India next month

Sep 28, 2012
What's the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.

France unveils strict measures to fix budget

Sep 28, 2012
The French government has just unveiled a budget for next year that includes major tax hikes for the rich and for businesses. France is the second largest economy in the euro zone and so far it has managed to remain a leader in the debt crisis, rather than a victim -- for the most part anyway.

What an aging workforce means for the economy

Sep 28, 2012
It seems like there's a new warning every week about our aging population and what it means for government entitlement programs, among other things. Marketplace's Chris Farrell is here to separate fact from fiction.

American Airlines threatens to sue pilots' union

Sep 28, 2012
American is trying to impose new pay and work rules on its pilots -- and they’re not happy. Their union hasn’t called for any official action, but American says pilots are filing more maintenance complaints and flying circuitous routes.

Bank of America settles $2.4 billion lawsuit

Sep 28, 2012
Bank of America will pay $2.4 billion to shareholders as part of a settlement announced this morning. It's compensation for maybe not sharing the whole story when B of A bought the failing brokerage Merrill Lynch in 2008.

Report: Fewer students enrolling in grad schools

Sep 28, 2012
Overall enrollment in graduate programs fell almost 2 percent last year. Debra Stewart from the Council of Graduate Schools tells us why and which program is bucking the trend.

PODCAST: Bank of America shells out, Nickelodeon half-shells out and there are no clams for the junk-store Renoir

Sep 28, 2012
Bank of America will pay $2.4 billion to shareholders as part of a settlement announced this morning, but isn't admitting any wrongdoing. It's time for 80's kids to "wax" nostalgic at the revival of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- and time for Apple Ping-ers to mourn the loss of the fledgling social network. American Airlines is threatening to take its pilots' union to court, accusing the pilots of disrupting flights by calling in sick and calling for unnecessary maintenance. And for the second straight year, fewer students enrolled in U.S. graduate schools.

British regulators have just proposed a ten point plan to overhaul a key global interest rate. But they say LIBOR shouldn’t be scrapped altogether because it’s too entrenched in the financial system. LIBOR is used as a benchmark for trillions of dollars
worth of transactions around the world. The Barclays Center opens in Brooklyn today with a Jay Z concert. And the big question is whether people take the train to the stadium, because there are only a few hundred parking spots. And what’s the Hindi word for Frappuccino? India is set to get its first Starbucks next month in a posh neighborhood in Mumbai.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC