Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 24, 2012

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Flying may have lost its glamour, but Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. President Obama and lawmakers have left Washington for Christmas. But with no deal on the fiscal cliff, it's a working holiday. And at Oyler School in Cincinnati, Ohio, poverty may be the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
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PODCAST: Mystery bill, Egypt credit goes downhill

What’s next for Washington in 2013? An interesting twist, in the murky politics of Italy. Egypt gets downgraded. And the mystery of the one-thousand dollar bill Salvation Army donation continues.
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Economic signals mixed as year comes to a close

Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to worry markets, but end of the year holiday sales are bringing some cheer to the economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, holiday shopping, Retail
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Egypt downgraded as political tensions continue

Vital austerity measures could be harder to push through in Egypt as political unrest continues.
Posted In: Egypt, IMF, morsi
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A look ahead at Washington's 2013 agenda

Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?
Posted In: Taxes, government spending, fiscal cliff, financial reform
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Mario Monti open to leading Italy again

The outgoing Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, has said he would would be prepared to head up any new government committed to his economic reforms.
Posted In: italy, Mario Monti, Europe debt crisis, austerity
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Delta swamped with flight attendant applicants

Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. Flying may have lost its glamour, but a job in the skies has other benefits.
Posted In: Airlines, Jobs, Delta
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A merry Oyler Christmas

Poverty is the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
Posted In: Oyler School, holidays, Education, cincinnati
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2012 was a costly year for severe weather

Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.
Posted In: natural disasters, Hurricane Sandy, drought, flood insurance
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Congress contemplates temporary fix to avoid fiscal cliff

President Obama and lawmakers have left Washington for Christmas. But with no fiscal cliff deal in sight, Congress may end up with a working holiday.
Posted In: fiscal cliff

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