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Oct 18, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics. For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of…

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Keeping processed foods free of GMOs nearly impossible

Oct 18, 2012
Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.

EU summit to focus on banking union

Oct 18, 2012
European leaders meet in Brussels today for a summit on whether to enact a banking union across the EU and check in on beleaguered Greece.

Amazon pushes Kindles in classrooms

Oct 18, 2012
Getting the Kindle into the hands of students offers Amazon a golden opportunity to bite into Apple's iPad market.

Nissan to try unconventional steering

Oct 18, 2012
Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics.

Spain continues bailout waiting game

Oct 18, 2012
For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of the deep budget cuts that typically come with bailouts.

Is China engineering its own economic slowdown?

Oct 18, 2012
China's third-quarter GDP data shows the country grew at its weakest pace in three and a half years and is on track for its slowest annual growth since 1999.

Report: Student debt up five percent

Oct 18, 2012
A report out this morning says college students are leaving school ever deeper in debt. Students graduated last year owing more than $26,000 on average -- up five percent from the year before.

Weekly unemployment claims up 13 percent

Oct 18, 2012
Seasonally adjusted claims for unemployment insurance rose by 46,000 last week, or about 13 percent. Is this a blip or the start of a new trend?

As Newsweek ends print edition, a look back

Oct 18, 2012
Michael Isikoff, who reported for Newsweek from 1994 until 2010 shares his thoughts on the end of Newsweek in print and what the magazine meant to staffers and readers over the years.

PODCAST: Newsweek leaves the newsstand and barley gets decoded

Oct 18, 2012
No more Newsweek on the newsstand. Is China is deliberately slowing its own economy. U.S. students are carrying record student loan debt, and the risks and promises of Nissan routing your cars steering wheel through its computer.

Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics. For months now, Spain has been bracing itself for a bailout. While the country waits, the government has already made many of the deep budget cuts that typically come with bailouts. Amazon hopes to get the Kindle into the hands of students to bite into Apple’s iPad market share. Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don’t use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC