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A lousy economy and a glut of vacant homes are creating headaches for the utility company that serves Detroit, Michigan. Sarah Hulett has this report.
The Irish government has formally requested help from its European partners. This was quite a turnaround, since the country had been denying a bailout package. Stephen Beard explains.
Irish banks lost billions of dollars in the real estate bust and global crisis. The country is awash in debt and the Irish government now says it needs help to keep its financial system solvent. Stephen Beard explains.
Over in London, the new era of austerity is already taking hold. The British government is making deep cuts to the budget, including a big reduction to what the country forks out on social housing. Christopher Werth has more.
In China, where many people pay a premium for an auspicious number combination, changing your number can bring bad luck. China's government announced a solution: a pilot project that will allow Chinese to keep their phone numbers even if they change carriers. Rob Schmitz reports.
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Father Iggy O'Donovan, the parish priest in the Irish town of Drogheda just north of Dublin, about the moral of the Irish people after yesterday's bailout announcement.
After yesterday's bailout announcement, the focus is turning to Irish citizens, and how they feel about the bailout. Louise Williams has more.
U.S. Federal authorities are investigating a widespread case of insider trading. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that the FBI is close to making formal charges against a large group of researchers. John Dimsdale reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 22, 2010