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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 18, 2013
Nov 18, 2013

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The release of a 20,000 word road map by the Chinese government for how China intends to change its society has been getting a lot of attention for the easing of China's one-child policy. But Chinese officials also want to make key changes to the structure of the world's second largest economy. The Tennessee Valley Authority announced last week that it will retire 8 coal-fired generators. And there are possibly more to come. And, beware holiday shoppers. That great deal you found on the internet may just be a fake. The amount of counterfeits is proliferating and becoming more sophisticated.

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Counterfeits threaten Christmas

Nov 18, 2013
With more criminals using fake websites to sell fake products, unknowing consumers are increasingly at risk of buying dangerous counterfeit products.

China's leaders promise reforms -- but can they deliver?

Nov 18, 2013
After China issued its 20,000-word reform document Friday night, the media’s focus was on proposed changes to the one-child policy. But there were a slew of ambitious economic reforms in there, too.

In memoriam: The first of many Tennessee Valley Authority coal plants

Nov 18, 2013
The coal-fired plants being retired by the Tennessee Valley Authority are more than 50 years old.

When doctors prescribe brand-name drugs over generics, the taxpayers foot the bill

Nov 18, 2013
A new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.

Geithner to start new job in private equity

Nov 18, 2013
The former secretary of the Treasury will become president of New York-based Warburg Pincus.

Boeing's new 777X mini-jumbos are on fire at the Dubai Air Show (but not literally)

Nov 18, 2013
At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing claims the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation.

PODCAST: Brand-name drugs prescribed to Medicare patients cost taxpayers

Nov 18, 2013
At the Dubai Air Show, Boeing claims the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation. And, a new analysis by ProPublica finds that many doctors in the U.S. prescribe brand-name drugs to Medicare patients when generics can be dramatically cheaper -- and it's costing taxpayers hundreds of millions a year.

The release of a 20,000 word road map by the Chinese government for how China intends to change its society has been getting a lot of attention for the easing of China’s one-child policy. But Chinese officials also want to make key changes to the structure of the world’s second largest economy. The Tennessee Valley Authority announced last week that it will retire 8 coal-fired generators. And there are possibly more to come. And, beware holiday shoppers. That great deal you found on the internet may just be a fake. The amount of counterfeits is proliferating and becoming more sophisticated.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC