Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 10, 2010

Elizabeth Warren on her role and the future goals of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Elizabeth Warren, special advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has faced objections from Congress and banks for coming down too hard on financial institutions. She chats with Steve Chiotakis about her role and the future goals of the bureau.

Full interview: Elizabeth Warren on protecting consumers

The full interview with Elizabeth Warren from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Microsoft "Kinects" with its competitors

Microsoft has been struggling to keep up with its competitor's video game platforms. But after the company's November release of the Kinect, a 3D gaming device, sales have gone up. David Gura explains.

Are companies ready to take risks in this economy?

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low at FTN Financial about mergers and acquisitions, and what's expected from AIG.

The tables turn on Madoff victims

The court-appointed trustee who's trying to recoup money lost in Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme has sued to recover about $32 billion. But some Madoff victims say they're now the target of these complaints. Janet Babin has more.

U.S. trade deficit shrinks by 3.2 percent

Steve Chiotakis talks to Jill Schlesinger at CBS/MoneyWatch, about the trade deficit numbers. The nation's trade deficit has shrunk by 3.2 percent in October.

How the U.S. trade deficit is like Goldilocks

The U.S. trade deficit for October is expected today. The expectation is that Americans didn't sell all that much more to foreign buyers in October. But we didn't buy much more either. David Gura explains.

WRAP UP: UN climate change talks in Cancun

The United Nations climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, are nearly finished. Did the talks deliver anything? Eve Troeh reports.

Chinese exports reached a new high in November

Rob Schmitz reports China's exports are up a third over last year, and imports are even higher. but this may not be a good thing.

BRIC countries and the Nobel Prize

In this week's Globalist Quiz, Jeremy Hobson speaks to Stephan Richter about the BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China, about their history with Nobel Prizes.

Exelon's Oyster Creek plant shut down in 2019.

The oldest nuclear power plant in the United States will shut down a decade early, in 2019. Exelon said retrofitting the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey was more expensive than it was worth. Sarah Gardner explains.

European banks expect more regulations on banker bonuses

A European bank regulator expected to outline a crackdown on all 27 EU countries, including Britain. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Banks

Could computer games be the answer to the world's budget problems?

It looks like great minds think alike -- Marketplace.org and the European Central Bank have created computer games geared at solving budget woes.

Consumer watchdog boss pushes ahead in interim role

Elizabeth Warren says she's more focused on protecting consumers than securing a permanent job in her role as interim head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Posted In: Credit Cards, Economy

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Regulate [feat. Nate Dogg] [Explicit]
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Fake Purse
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