Oct 17, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 17, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 17, 2011

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Mid-day Extra: The 'Tutoring-Industrial Complex'

Oct 17, 2011
With school in full swing, it is the time of year when parents start to seek out tutors. The industry is booming, with tutors costing up to $800 an hour in some cases.

Big banks report earnings

Oct 17, 2011
America's biggest banks face challenges in investment and commercial banking. But the outlook for regional banks is brighter.

The drop in fertility rates worldwide

Oct 17, 2011
In the middle of the last century, not a single country in the world had a birth rate below two children per woman. How many countries have a lower fertility rate now?

The end of the tiny bottle?

Oct 17, 2011
Hotels looking for ways to economize are doing away with the travel size.

President Obama speaks in North Carolina today

Oct 17, 2011
President Obama starts his bus tour of the mid-Atlantic coast with North Carolina. What's the economy like in the Tarheel State?

Cell phone users to get warning before huge bill arrives

Oct 17, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission and major cell phone carriers have reached a deal that will allow customers to receive warning before their data use racks up a huge bill.

G20 finance ministers plan for swift action in European debt crisis

Oct 17, 2011
Finance ministers from the G20 and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met in Paris over the weekend, crafting a plan to solve the problems in Europe in as soon as one week.

Walmart faces controversy in China

Oct 17, 2011
Walmart stores in the city of Chongqing, China, have been shut down after selling pork that was mislabeled "organic." But Walmart may be facing even bigger problems in the country.

Julia Coronado: What Citigroup, Wells Fargo earnings mean

Oct 17, 2011
Earnings numbers out today from Citigroup and Wells Fargo were positive. But how long will it be before the average person feels the effects?

A new plan to prevent cell phone 'bill shock'

Oct 17, 2011
Cell phone users will soon be given notification before their monthly bill skyrockets due to heavy data usage. But how big of a problem has this been up until now?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC