Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 12, 2012

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There are exactly seven weeks left before we reach the edge of the fiscal cliff. It's easy to get lost in the politics, but what are the country's business leaders doing to prepare? There's been a social safety net for returning war veterans for generations. But are benefits still as good as they used to be? The popularity of dance competition shows on TV has led to more adults enrolling in dance classes.

PODCAST: Greece says 'show me the money' and it's not 73 and sunny

The U.S. is the world's next oil giant. Also, a post-election check in with those swingin' folks we've come to know so well in Loudoun County Virginia. And what Greece and Cuba Gooding Jr. have in common on this Monday.

U.S. to become world's top oil producer

The International Energy Agency is forecasting that the U.S. will become the biggest oil producer in the world within the next decade.
Posted In: Oil, Saudi Arabia, alternative energy

Business digs trench ahead of fiscal cliff

The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, business, Economy

Greek austerity: A light around the bend?

European finance ministers are meeting today in Brussels to decide whether Greece will receive its next scheduled bailout payment of $40 billion.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, austerity, bailout

Deal or no-deal: PIMCO's CEO weighs in on the fiscal cliff

CEO Mohamed El-Erian shares his concerns about the impending fiscal cliff negotiations and dire economic consequences of gridlock.
Posted In: PIMCO, fiscal cliff

Social network aims to help veterans get the jump on jobs

On this Veterans Day holiday, two retired officers are launching a new social network -- only for the military.
Posted In: military, veterans, Jobs, social network

Voters in a swing county reflect on the future

Over coffee in Loudoun County, voters say all sides need to compromise.
Posted In: Virginia, swing state

Do you, do you, do you wanna dance?

The popularity of dance competition shows on TV has led to more adults enrolling in dance classes. But will that trend last any longer than the shows?
Posted In: tv, dancing, Entertainment, reality tv

Veterans benefits then and now

There's been a social safety net for returning war veterans for generations. But are benefits still as good as they used to be?
Posted In: veterans

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I Keep Forgettin (Every Time You're Near)
Michael McDonald
Hammer Without A Master
Broadcast
Milky Way
Joker

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