Now Playing: 12-29-11 Marketplace

Which political party do Americans prefer right now, and who are the year's most admired men and women? Jeremy Hobson gets the answers in the latest Attitude Check with Gallup. U.S. ethanol subsidies are set to expire in January, and sustainability correspondent Scott Tong looks at the myths surrounding another energy source, Canada's oil sands. A Chinese Internet company could try to buy Yahoo. The Occupy message is spreading to church sermons. Commentator Kristina Wong offers her predictions for what New Year's Eve 2012 will be like. And Stephen Beard takes a look back at the tumulutous year for Europe.