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Europe wants to convince Beijing to allow more foreign companies to bid on Chinese government contracts -- a tough task for Europe, and the U.S. Rob Schmitz reports.
British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay a $750 million fine for manufacturing defective medication, including the antidepressant Paxil. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.
The head of British Airways criticizes completely unnecessary airport security checks. The airline chief says the U.K. should stop kowtowing to U.S. security demands. Stephen Beard reports.
The social networking site MySpace says it's done competing with Facebook. Instead, MySpace will refocus towards entertainment, and away from connecting with friends. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
The Wall Street Journal says the Fed may actually pump less new money into the economy than previously thought. If that ends up being true, what's the reason for it? Richard Dekaser reports.
People who have turned to debt settlement services to deal with money problems have usually had to pay an upfront fee. Starting today, however, those fees can't be enforced. David Gura reports on the pros and cons of the new rule.
Retailers big and small are hoping to cash in on the Halloween spirit this season. Eve Troeh reports on why the spooky festivities make for a recession-friendly holiday.
It's not cheap to have a cell phone these days, but many have gotten their phones discounted with their service plans. But it might not turn out to be as great of a deal as you think. Jeremy Hobson talks to the L.A. Times' David Lazarus about the extra tax some states are trying to charge.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 27, 2010