Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 4, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 4, 2009

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 12/04

Watch Marketplace Morning Report host Bill Radke cram all the week's business news into a 60-second poem. This week: Not too many job losses, shopping data, Comcast buys NBC, B of A repays, and GM's CEO is out.

Where's Citigroup with gov't repay?

Bank of America says it raised more than $19 billion to pay back the taxpayers' bailout money. What about Citigroup? Amy Scott reports.

What a bad holiday means for retailers

The latest consumer-spending numbers have been pretty dismal, which is bad news considering retailers make nearly half their money this time of year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

U.S. job losses slow way down

The unemployment rate is still high at 10%, but job losses plunged in November. Economist Harm Bandholz talks about what the latest numbers mean with Bill Radke.
Posted In: Jobs

Stem-cell approval may spark investing

The National Institutes of Health recently approved 13 stem-cell lines for scientific research, and an advisory panel may approve 20 more. John Dimsdale reports on what the move could mean for medical research.
Posted In: Health

Logbooks give clues on climate change

Projecting what the climate will be like several decades from now is no easy task. So British scientists are looking to the past for help. Christopher Werth reports.

Uncertain future hurts Saab dealers

After a deal to sell its Swedish unit fell through, GM is trying to figure out what to do with Saab. So how do Saab dealers sell cars when they don't know what the future holds? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Youth in ____ face highest jobless rate

Which country faces the highest unemployment rate among its population that is below 25 years of age? Stephan Richter of quizzes Steve Chiotakis.
Posted In: Jobs

Manipulated data raise climate doubts

European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest skirmish over scientific evidence for global warming.

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A Feeling (Flying Winnebago & Annie Hayden)
Flying Winnebago & Annie Hayden
Fun, Fun, Fun
The Beach Boys
Slick Chick, Sly Fly
Audrey Ryan
Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse
Minus The Bear