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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 12, 2011

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Questions are being raised as to the economic future of England and the rest of Europe following Friday's summit. Demand for larger pickups is up, and Ford is discontinuing its Ranger line of smaller trucks. More and more young people are taking on full-time jobs as yoga instructors.

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Occupy movement tries to reengage

Protesters around the country are working to reestablish the Occupy Wall Street movement. At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, hundreds of demonstrators are trying to disrupt business.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, port of Long Beach

In China, economic summit will focus on domestic growth

Today in China, leaders will meet for the year's most important economic summit. On the table is the crisis in Europe, the financial problems in the U.S., and what's in store for the domestic economy.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

Fed hopes to clarify its actions to Americans

The Federal Reserve's interest rate committee holds its last meeting of the year tomorrow. The Fed hopes to soon make its actions more easily understandable to individuals and business owners.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, transparency

Mid-day Extra: Will Zynga help save the tech IPO?

Online gaming company Zynga has its initial public offering this week.
Posted In: IPO, zynga, technocracy

Cheaper gas prices lead to demise of Ford Ranger

Ford is getting rid of its Ranger small pickup trucks. The company says it's investing in demand, and that's for full-size vehicles. Cheaper gas prices could be to blame.
Posted In: Auto, Ford, trucks

Will the U.K.'s relationship with Europe change?

Britain was the only EU member not to agree to the new treaty signed last week. How will that affect relations going forward?
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis, Britain, david cameron

American Airlines could hand off pensions

It looks like the bankrupt airline could hand over employee pensions to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The PBGC's Josh Gotbaum talks about what would happen.
Posted In: American Airlines, pensions

Careers in yoga on the rise

The number of yoga teachers in growing in the U.S., especially among 18-to-25-year-olds.
Posted In: Jobs, yoga

PM Cameron's decision could hurt U.K. in the long run

Britain emerged from last week's European summit refusing to make a deal with the rest of Europe. Many Brits are happy with the choice, but others fear the long-term consequences.
Posted In: Britain, david cameron, Europe debt crisis

Federal Reserve to increase transparency

The Federal Reserve is talking about being more upfront about its projections and its targets for short-term interest rates, and its view of the jobs picture, and inflation.
Posted In: Federal Reserve

David Cameron in the 'doghouse' with euro peers

The United Kingdom walked away from an agreement with the rest of Europe to adhere to more fiscal scrutiny. The country's prime minister says the decision was to protect the financial sector of the country.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Britain, david cameron

What will the euro deal to do growth?

Most of the leaders of Europe agreed to a deal on Friday to help solve the crisis there. But will austerity measures also stunt growth?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, austerity

Iraqi government will still depend on U.S. for help

The country has money from the billions of barrels of oil it produces everyday, but it will still need guidance from the U.S. when it comes to strategic planning and training.
Posted In: Iraq

PODCAST: Cameron in the doghouse, a dent in the debt

Questions are being raised as to the economic future of England and the rest of Europe following Friday's summit. Demand for larger pickups is up, and Ford is discontinuing its Ranger line of smaller trucks. More and more young people are taking on full-time jobs as yoga instructors.
Posted In: david cameron, fedex, American Airlines, New Year's eve

FedEx expecting record day of shipments

FedEx is expecting to ship 17 million packages today, up from last year's peak of 15.6 million in a single day.
Posted In: fedex, shipping

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