Nov 1, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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At least half a dozen ruling party members in Greece have called on Prime Minister George Papandreou to resign. That's after the head of state dropped a bombshell in Athens late yesterday, asking his country to vote on an economic rescue package and all the cuts that go along with it. Chris Matthews talks about his new book on Jack Kennedy, out today. Coca-Cola sure loves polar bears, and Nieman Marcus will start accepting major credit cards.

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Greek bailout vote risks global economy

Nov 1, 2011
While a deal was reached last week among European leaders, the prime minister of Greece is calling for a referendum on the decision.

Chris Matthews on John F. Kennedy

Nov 1, 2011
MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks about his new book about former President John F. Kennedy, and about what today's politicians can learn from Kennedy.

Greek leader calls for referendum on bailout

Nov 1, 2011
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announces a surprise popular vote on the latest agreement to tackle the Greek debt crisis.

Juli Niemann: Greek news is 'Groundhog Day all over again'

Nov 1, 2011
The U.S. markets are reacting to the surprising news this morning that Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is calling for a referendum on the bailout deal.

Mid-day Extra: More from Chris Matthews

Nov 1, 2011
An extended interview with Chris Matthews on his new book, and the state of the economy in America today.

Coca-Cola cans go white

Nov 1, 2011
The soda maker will begin issuing white cans in an effort help out its old friend: the polar bear.

Neiman Marcus a little bit less exclusive

Nov 1, 2011
The high-end department store starts accepting Visa and Mastercard in hopes of attracting a younger, broader customer base.

NBA lockout takes a toll on Indianapolis' economy

Nov 1, 2011
The basketball-loving city could lose millions of dollars if the NBA lockout continues.

Draghi replaces Trichet as European Bank head

Nov 1, 2011
Mario Draghi is famous for his charm and diplomacy, but the Italian's greatest asset could be his knowledge of the shaky financial situation of his home country.

Banks backtrack on debit card fees

Nov 1, 2011
Bank of America, and other major banks, will not charge customers monthly to use their debit cards -- but banks will find ways to make up the difference.

LA Dodgers could soon be on the auction block

Nov 1, 2011
After a dramatic bankruptcy, the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers might not be able to salvage the team and will have to sell -- for around $1 billion.

At least half a dozen ruling party members in Greece have called on Prime Minister George Papandreou to resign. That's after the head of state dropped a bombshell in Athens late yesterday, asking his country to vote on an economic rescue package and all the cuts that go along with it. Chris Matthews talks about his new book on Jack Kennedy, out today. Coca-Cola sure loves polar bears, and Nieman Marcus will start accepting major credit cards.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC