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Oct 10, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 10, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 10, 2011

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European leaders promise plan to save eurozone banks

Oct 10, 2011
Over the weekend, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to craft a plan to save Europe's banks.

Mid-day Extra: What high ratings mean for baseball

Oct 10, 2011
What do high ratings for baseball games really mean to the industry as a whole?

Nobel Prize winners' research could inform U.S. economic policy

Oct 10, 2011
The work of professors Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent, winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics, could help guide leaders in Washington towards solving our financial problems.

European plan must solve Greek debt and bank solvency issues

Oct 10, 2011
A plan to solve the problems in Europe seems to be on the horizon after French President Sarkozy and German Chancellor Merkel met over the weekend.

Grocers take back the checkout lane

Oct 10, 2011
Grocery chains around the country are discontinuing self-checkout lanes for being inconvenient and pricey.

Columbus Day sales

Oct 10, 2011
If you believe the posters and TV ads, Columbus Day sales bring in the bucks. But plenty of people don't get the day off and lots don't even know it's a holiday.

Are we in a recession?

Oct 10, 2011
How it is decided whether or not we're in a 'recession,' and if it matters at all what it's called.

Dream Act passes in California

Oct 10, 2011
On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown of California passed the state's Dream Act into law, allowing for undocumented students to receive public funding to attend college.

Egypt's economy hurting from ongoing instability

Oct 10, 2011
The Egyptian economy, barely recovered from the revolution earlier this year, is again struggling against the instability brought on by the recent riots in Cairo.

Obama administration hopes to spur foreign investment

Oct 10, 2011
The Obama administration is hoping to get at least a trillion dollars worth of foreign investment in the next five years, but it might prove hard to lure overseas investors.

Europe awaits a firm plan from leaders to rescue banks

Oct 10, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel agreed over the weekend to craft a plan to bolster eurozone banks. They have until the end of the month, but many questions remain as to what exactly the plan will be.

Two Americans win Nobel Prize in economics

Oct 10, 2011
Two Americans who focus on the correlation of the global economy with government policy will share this year's Nobel Prize for economics.

Netflix scratches plans for separate Qwikster service

Oct 10, 2011
Only a few weeks after announcing its plan to separate its DVD-by-mail service from its streaming business, Netflix abandons its plan for Qwikster.

Did Netflix make the right decision on Qwikster?

Oct 10, 2011
Netflix has gone back on its recent decision to split its mailing service from its movie streaming business. Are they making the right decision in flip-flopping?

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