Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 7, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 7, 2009

TARP money could reduce the deficit

A lot of the money that was slated for TARP now is probably going to go to funding job creation. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks with Senator Judd Gregg from New Hampshire, who explains why the money would be better used paying off the national debt.
Posted In: Economy

e-Bay wants a seat on Craigslist board

Online auctioneer giant e-Bay is in a Delaware courtroom today fighting for a seat on the board of Craigslist. Bob Moon explains how the case began and where it gets confusing.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Deciphering a fallen UE rate

The November UE rate fell slightly and stocks have been in neutral ever since. Bill Radke talks with Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Equity Research.
Posted In: Wall Street

Car companies seeking new ad agents

Ad agency BBDO, which has done ads for Chrysler for decades, will soon be closing its Detroit office, leaving 500 people out of work. And Chrysler isn't the only car maker looking for a new ad agent. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Alaska: Did we get what we paid for?

The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for about $7 million, or 2 cents an acre. But Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Professor David Barker of the University of Iowa about why it wasn't such a good deal in the long run.

Goldman Sachs on bonus defensive

Goldman Sachs plans to hand out almost $17 billion in bonuses, and the financial firm wants to ease the fears of shareholders who think too much of the firm's profits are going to its employees. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Marketplace Globalist Quiz: Leisure

What do you know about leisure? Bill Radke tackles the subject in today's Marketplace Globalist quiz with the help of quizmaster Stephan Richter.
Posted In: Travel

Banks actually paying back bailout

The White House says TARP will cost $200 billion less than expected. This is mainly due to banks paying back what they borrowed. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about where the money might go now.
Posted In: Economy

Hope on display in Copenhagen

The U.N.'s two-week conference on climate change is underway in Copenhagen, and displays and advertisements around the city are getting everyone in the mood. Bill Radke talks to KQED reporter Rob Schmitz, who is at the conference.

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All These Todays Just Melt Into Tomorrows
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Album Version) [Clean]
Black Kids
A Beautiful Mine