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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Morgan Stanley reported better-than-expected profit for the third quarter. Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Believe it or not, there’s other stuff going on besides tonight’s presidential debate. Today we have Saudi debt, bank profits and a ton of Netflix shows. Plus, more from our Marketplace-Edison Research Poll. 

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Economic Anxiety Index®

Is it a job or a 'good job'?

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 19, 2016
The Marketplace-Edison Research Economic Poll finds that health benefits and a good working environment are priorities.

Saudi Arabia offers $17.5 billion in bonds

by Jed Kim Oct 19, 2016
The sale comes as the kingdom faces huge budget deficits.

In NC, Clinton hopes to win over white, educated voters

by Reema Khrais Oct 19, 2016
For the first time in 50 years, a Democrat could carry the state.
Shelf Life

Cracking the Rubik's Cube

by Kai Ryssdal and Cerise Castle Oct 19, 2016
In his book, Ian Scheffler gives competitive puzzle solving a twist.

Big banks profit by sticking to their knitting

by Amy Scott Oct 19, 2016
A surprisingly strong quarter was driven by traditional parts of the business.

It's not just Barb, Netflix is also having a moment

by Sally Herships Oct 19, 2016
Companies like Netflix and Amazon are disrupting TV by producing their own content.
Final Note

CBS is on board for Google's live TV service

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 19, 2016
$25 to $40 a month will get you a "skinny bundle" featuring the eye.

ER visits continue, despite insurance

by Dan Gorenstein Oct 19, 2016
Obamacare and preventative measures were supposed to lessen trips to the emergency room.

Music from the episode

Sooner or Later Arms and Sleepers
Acceptable in the 80's Calvin Harris

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