Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 17, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 17, 2010

What should be done with nuclear waste?

Globally, the nuclear energy industry is expected to quadruple capacity over the next 20 years. Britain is considering building several new nuclear reactors. But that raises an important question: what to do with nuclear waste?
Posted In: Environment

FDA says Avastin can't be used to treat breast cancer

The FDA says the world's best selling cancer medication can't be used to treat breast cancer. The drug is called Avastin. And it's made by the pharmaceutical company Roche.

Survey says investors are more "bullish"

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low with FTN Financial about the tax deal and the beginnings of a new boom.

Record snow storm in UK could delay holiday parcels

The UK's record December is bad for shipments, but is good for the country's mistletoe crop.

The House passes tax cuts

The House of Representatives passed the same tax cut package that passed the Senate on Wednesday. The measure will extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans, as well as adding new tax cuts.

China's economy grows, but citizen happiness does not

Further proof that money doesn't necessarily buy you happiness. In China, the population is getting richer every year. But also increasingly dissatisfied.

The numbers of the tax cut compromise

Marketplace's Steve Chiotakis talks with Janet Babin about the numbers of the tax cut compromise passed by Congress, and what they mean for tax payers.

Mark Yudof, President of the University of California, on the importance of public education

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Mark Yudof, President of the University of California. The recession has been hard public universities who are tied to those suffering state budgets.

Apple's new app store: coming to a screen near you

Apple has announced another big product launch for early next year. Apple will launch it's new App store on January 6. This new one will sell applications for your laptop or desktop computer. Eve Troeh reports.

FULL INTERVIEW: Mark Yudof, Mark Yudof, President of the University of California.

Read the transcript and listen to the full audio for Jeremy Hobson's interview with Mark Yudof, the President of the University of California.

Surprise, earmarks are back in Congress

If you thought you heard the last about earmarks after this last election, you were wrong. They're back in the form of a trillion dollar spending bill introduced by the Senate this week.

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They Want Real
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Around The World
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You Wanted A Hit
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Gold Lion
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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