Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 16, 2011

Congress reaches a deal to avoid a government shutdown -- and it hinges around light bulbs. Retired Americans are no longer shipping off to Florida when they are done working. On the front lines of the European debt crisis, Italy passes austerity measures proposed by new Prime Minister Mario Monti.

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Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded a bunch of major international banks.
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If the House of Representatives fails to approve a two month extension of the payroll tax cut, the government may soon be out of options.
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Many are now realizing they'll have to work through their retirement years, which means staying in the areas where they have their career networks, instead of moving to warm states like Arizona.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.