Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 16, 2012

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World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor's downgrade has hit Europe.

When a drought is not a drought

Rain may come (or not). It's all a question of what you do next.
Posted In: drought, weather

U.N. meets to chart future of energy

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to declare the Year of Renewable Energy for All.
Posted In: United Nations, renewable energy, fossil fuels

S&P downgrades France and Austria from AAA rating

Right after Wall Street closed on Friday, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine European countries. France and Austria lost their prized AAA credit ratings.
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, downgrade, Europe debt crisis, Greece

The future of the global car market

What would the world's roads look like if countries like China and India caught up with the United States?
Posted In: car, China, energy

Cruise ship industry impacted by disaster

What will the future hold for the cruise ship industry after a tragedy off the Italian coast?
Posted In: italy, cruise

Markets not swayed by big eurozone downgrades

Countries like France and Austria lost their AAA rating in the last Standard & Poor's downgrade -- so why are the markets relatively flat today?
Posted In: stock market, Eurozone

PODCAST: The cruise ship industry, more euro downgrades

World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor's downgrade has hit Europe.

Mid-day Extra: Banning secondhand underwear sales

Zimbabwe has banned imports of second hand underwear. The government says it's protecting the health and dignity of Zimbabwean women. But many Zimbabweans aren't happy about the change because they say it's the only underwear many can afford.
Posted In: Zimbabwe, underwear

Taiwanese re-elect President Ma Ying-jeou

Voters in Taiwan re-elected President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday. Ma pursues a conciliatory policy toward China, which has welcomed his victory.
Posted In: China, Taiwan, elections

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