Oct 9, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The revisions are intended to give the test greater diversity and will mean increased business for test-prep services. If you're watching TV in Ohio, you're no doubt seeing a lot of campaign ads about the coal industry and its jobs. But in Ohio, at least, coal is only a small part of the economy and the work force. Snack makers are out with new flavors every year, many of which get their start in labs off of the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Going inside the lab behind new flavors

Oct 9, 2012
Snack makers come out with new flavors every year. Many of those new tastes get their start in labs off of the New Jersey Turnpike.

New Bluebird prepaid card is alternative to checking accounts

Oct 9, 2012
Walmart and American Express have teamed up to offer the new Bluebird card. They say it should help people avoid the high fees on checking accounts and debit cards.

New test in New York means new test prep

Oct 9, 2012
New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The new standardized test means sleepless nights for parents -- and a new demand for test prep.

In Ohio, lots of pro-coal ads, not so many miners

Oct 9, 2012
If you're watching TV in Ohio, you're no doubt seeing a lot of campaign ads about the coal industry and its jobs. But in Ohio, at least, coal is a small part of the economy and the work force.

IMF: U.S. must tackle 'fiscal cliff' to stem global slowdown

Oct 9, 2012
The International Monetary Fund says economic growth in the world economy is slowing down sharply and that even the U.S. recovery is at risk.

Mass protests in Greece welcome Angela Merkel

Oct 9, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Greece today for her first visit since the European debt crisis began. Greeks aren't laying out the welcome mat though, as masses come out to protest against German-led austerity.

Bernanke, Geithner visit India to boost economic ties

Oct 9, 2012
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are visiting India today to encourage the Indian market to open up to U.S. firms.

Corporate earnings expected to disappoint

Oct 9, 2012
Companies in the S&P 500 predict lower third-quarter earnings by a four-to-one margin.

The Cheesecake Factory to launch in Middle East

Oct 9, 2012
Casual dining chain, The Cheesecake Factory, is expanding abroad with 22 new locations in, of all places, the Middle East.

U.S. a dim brightspot in the global economy

Oct 9, 2012
The third-quarter earnings season kicked off today with an ominous warning about global growth from the IMF. A weak consolation for Americans is that we are the only major economy where the IMF expects decent growth in the next year.

PODCAST: A green thumb and earnings ho-hum

Oct 9, 2012
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are in India today talking about ways to improve economic ties with the U.S. The Cheesecake Factory is expanding to the Middle East. The IMF is forecasting slower global growth ahead. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is met with protests in Greece today.

New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The revisions are intended to give the test greater diversity and will mean increased business for test-prep services. If you’re watching TV in Ohio, you’re no doubt seeing a lot of campaign ads about the coal industry and its jobs. But in Ohio, at least, coal is only a small part of the economy and the work force. Snack makers are out with new flavors every year, many of which get their start in labs off of the New Jersey Turnpike.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC