Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 20, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 20, 2009

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke for 11/20

Watch Marketplace Morning Report host Bill Radke cram all the week's business news into a 60-second poem. This week: Hershey eyes Cadbury, Oprah moves to cable, job cuts at Boeing and Aetna, frozen vegetable mergers . . . and remember AOL?

Why the E.U. chose its president

The E.U. has chosen Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy for the new position of E.U. president. But why didn't the title go to a more well-known candidate? Christopher Werth reports.

Retailers use 'New Moon' to draw teens

However it does at theaters, the latest "Twilight" installment is already popular with companies trying to connect with teens and tweens. Jeff Tyler explores how some retailers are paying homage to "New Moon."
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Still plenty of Oprah without the show

Oprah Winfrey may be planning to leave her wildly successful daytime talk show in 2011, but she'll still be a media force with her new cable network. And she stands to make even more money. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

There's a reason they're 'frontier' bonds

Bond investors looking for a new place to drop some cash are exploring faraway countries with appealing interest rates. The downside: There's a chance they may not see their money ever again. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cruisin' for an economic bruisin'?

Cruise lines have a few competitive advantages when it comes to finding customers in turbulent economic waters. But will Royal Caribbean International's new quarter-mile, 6,000 passenger vessel be able to stay afloat? Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Travel

Trade groups pulling out of Chicago

Chicago is a hub for trade shows, conventions and meetings. But recently, some trade groups have announced they're leaving town for more affordable destinations like Orlando and Las Vegas. Susie An reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Congress to take closer look at Fed

A House panel has voted in favor of letting Congress take a closer look at the Federal Reserve. Bill Radke talks to Alisa Roth about what the measure means and why some Fed officials are worried about more transparency.
Posted In: Economy

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