Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 19, 2011

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Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.

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What was the business story of 2011?

Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.
Posted In: 2011

Vegas without the gambling

Caesar's Palace's new Octavius tower will be a boutique casino less focused on the gambling experience. The non-gambling approach is a new trend for Sin City.
Posted In: gambling, Las Vegas, hotels

Consumers are spending, but still skittish

A new report shows Americans' feelings of financial security rebounded during November, but only back to the same levels as last year.
Posted In: consumer

After Kim Jong-Il, uncertainty for future of North Korea

Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea, has passed away, leaving room for much uncertainty in his country.
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

The state of North Korea's economy

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il left the economy of his country in shambles, with a sharp divide between the rich and poor.
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

What Kim Jong-Il's successor could do for North Korea

Now that Kim Jong-Il is no longer the leader, questions remain as to what direction his son Kim Jong-Un will to to help, or hurt, his country.
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

Payroll tax cut decision down to the wire

Last week, the Senate agreed on a two month temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts, but the House of Representatives is yet to get on board. We speak to Congressman John Carter of Texas as to whether it will happen.
Posted In: payroll tax, politics, Washington D.C.

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

Where North Korea's economy stands today

Under Kim Jong-Il, North Korean society was sharply divided between rich and poor, and great emphasis was put on building up the military.
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

U.S. economic relationship with North Korea unlikely to change

The death of Kim Jong-Il still leaves much to be determined before the U.S. will ever remove sanctions against North Korea and engage in an economic relationship with the country
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il

PODCAST: The latest Saab story, what's next for North Korea

Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.
Posted In: Kim Jong-Il, payroll tax, Saab

Will the 2% payroll tax increase come soon?

If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington D.C., politics

North Korea will go about 'business as usual'

With inflation soaring, the last few years have been particularly difficult for the North Korean people, and that isn't likely to change right away
Posted In: North Korea, Kim Jong-Il, inflation

Mid-day Extra: MTV's Choose or Lose gets lost

After 20 years, MTV's long running campaign to get youth voters to the poles is getting revamped -- starting with the name
Posted In: 2012 election, elections, mtv, politics

Foreclosures on hold for the holidays

Big lenders are halting foreclosures for the next two weeks. But after the new year, foreclosures will speed up again.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosures

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