Oct 21, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Marketplace Marking Report for Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Coal plants are making Chicago citizens sick, says report

Oct 21, 2010
A new study shows two old coal plants in Chicago are polluting the air and making people sick. Tony Arnold reports.

San Joaquin Valley votes on federal fines for polution

Oct 21, 2010
Air quality regulators in California's San Joaquin Valley will vote on a new way to pay off federal fines for pollution: charge car owners. It could be a first for putting pollution fines on consumers along with companies. Sarah…

More mechanical problems for Toyota, 1.5 million cars recalled

Oct 21, 2010
Toyota has found potential mechanical problems with 1.5 million cars, more than half of them in the U.S. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman has the details.

Europe takes on budget deficits

Oct 21, 2010
Europe is preparing to tackle huge budget deficits. Sound familiar, America? It does to Marketplace's economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

Midterm elections may reroute Florida high speed rail project

Oct 21, 2010
One of the Obama administration's signature initiatives, high speed rail, may also be rerouted, come November. Andrea Bernstein reports.

Britain moves ahead with deficit-cutting

Oct 21, 2010
Britain's deficit-cutting plan has been given the green light from the credit rating agency Fitch, saving its triple-A credit rating. Stephen Beard has the latest from London.

French workers strike against potential rise to retirement age

Oct 21, 2010
France's proposed hike in retirement age has caused a lot of workers to take to the streets, including riots in Paris and a blockade of France's largest oil port in Marseille.

British citizens express concerns about U.K. budget cuts

Oct 21, 2010
The credit markets are reacting to news of big budget cuts in the U.K., but not everyone is happy about this. Jonathan Freedland, an editorial columnist for the Guardian Newspaper reports.

For companies like AT&T, third quarter earnings are up

Oct 21, 2010
Corporate earnings are up, what does this mean for unemployment? Jeremy Hobson speaks to Jeff Saut to find out.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC