Oct 18, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Mid-day Extra: Saying "adios" to a Mexican food great

Oct 18, 2011
The parent company of El Torito and Chevys Fresh Mex declared bankruptcy earlier this month. But it left a legacy of bringing a regional cuisine to the rest of the country.

Juli Niemann: What slowing growth in China means for us

Oct 18, 2011
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore, and Company, explains why even at over 9 percent growth, China -- and thus the rest of the world -- could be in trouble.

Music sales still strong for holiday albums

Oct 18, 2011
The one bright spot for the music industry continues to be the holiday album, which make for good tangible gifts and boost visibility for artists.

The costs of tearing down abandoned homes

Oct 18, 2011
Banks are looking into taking foreclosed and abandoned houses off of their balance sheets by demolishing them. What are the costs involved?

Research in Motion tries to go after developers

Oct 18, 2011
In order to keep up with Apple and the iPhone, RIM and Blackberry will need to get developers on board.

NBA players and owners to meet again

Oct 18, 2011
If the latest effort to reach a revenue-sharing agreement fails, NBA games could be canceled through the end of the year.

Moody's warns France with possible debt downgrade

Oct 18, 2011
France's coveted AAA rating could be in danger if it makes the wrong decision in dealings with Greece and other troubled European nations.

Commercial real estate recovery trails job market

Oct 18, 2011
One commercial real estate expert explains that while the worst may be over, it could take two years for empty office and business spaces to be filled.

France could face Moody's downgrade

Oct 18, 2011
With the European debt crisis looming, Moody's announced that the outlook for France has been revised to negative.

CFTC sets out to limit commodities speculation

Oct 18, 2011
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will vote on new restrictions which would prevent speculation on corn, oil, and other commodities.

Officials push a plan to help homeowners refinance

Oct 18, 2011
After much debate, a deal between state attorneys and big U.S. banks could be near to help underwater homeowners with mortgage refinancing.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC