Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 31, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 31, 2010

Cities around the world prepare to celebrate the new year

Residents of Kiribati, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, were some of the first people to ring in 2011. But as many countries face a New Year of tough financial decisions and government cuts, how much are cities spending on their celebrations?

Chris Low: Most important stories in economics in 2010

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low from FTN Financial about the most important stories in 2010, including jobs and municipal bankruptcies.

Illinois plans to split their retirement system

In Illinois the public employee retirement system is considered the most under-funded in the country. Sean Crawford explains.

It's time for baby boomers to start getting Medicare benefits

At midnight here in the U.S. it'll be 65 years since the first baby boomer was born. That means it'll be time for the boomers to start getting Medicare benefits. David Gura reports.

200,000 Austalian citizens have been affected flood waters

In Northeastern Australia military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods. 200,000 people have been affected by waters covering an area larger than Texas and Montana combined.

Federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, refineries, and paper mills

The federal government will for the first time regulating greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, refineries, and paper mills. Scott Tong explains.

Estonia to join the euro zone

When the clock strikes midnight in Estonia, the country will become the 17th government to join the euro zone -- leaving their old currency, kroons, for the euro. But is this the right time to make the switch? Christopher Werth explains.

The Cyrano to your online dating profile

Online dating -- just like its offline counterpart -- can be tricky, especially when it comes to that ever-important profile. How do you market yourself in just the right way? As Sean Cole reports, all it might take is a little bit of advertising skills from your online Cyrano de Bergerac.
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