Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 27, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 27, 2010

China raises interest rates again

To China now, where the government raised interest rates again over the weekend. It's the second hike in just over two months as the Chinese government attempts to curb inflation there. So what does the move mean for us?
Posted In: China

Do higher oil prices indicate a stronger recovery?

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Julia Coronado about what the increase in oil prices mean for the economy, and consumers.

Brenda Starr faces her final deadline

After 70 years of reporting, comic strip character Brenda Starr will see her name in print for the final time. The final Brenda Starr - Reporter comic will run on January 2.

Wisconsin businesses force unions to lower wages

Union leaders in Wisconsin are worried that companies are taking advantage of the down economy and forcing blue collar workers to accept lower wages permanently. LaToya Dennis explains.

Russia keeps a former oil tycoon in jail

Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkosky will stay behind bars. A judge this morning found him guilty of stealing millions of tons of oil. Peter van Dyk explains.
Posted In: Oil

Marketplace's guide to holiday recycling

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Adriene Hill from the Sustainability Desk about proper recycling, re-purposing, and re-gifting techniques for the holidays.

Oil prices could grow over $100 a barrel

The price of oil reached a two-year high following the first major blizzard to hit the U.S. this year. Cold weather forces people to use energy to heat their homes, driving up energy prices. Stephan Beard has more.

Northeast corridor hit by massive blizzard

The northeast corridor has been hit by a massive post-holiday blizzard. Flights and trains have been canceled, with snow drifts being measured in feet. Mitchell Hartman has more.

House Republicans expected to adopt "cut as you go" rules

When the new Congress meets in January, Republicans are expected to adopt a "cut as you go" plan. It's a belief that tax cuts do not have to be offset with spending cuts. John Dimsdale reports.

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The Weakerthans
Make Light (Album Version)
Passion Pit
Sufjan Stevens
The Sporting Life
The Decemberists