Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 1, 2011

Markets are finally smiling again following the news yesterday that coordinated action will be taken by the world's central banks to ease credit and increase liquidity. Chris Farrell explains what the debts of households, companies and governments means for GDP. In Illinois, state lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have offered millions of dollars in tax breaks to keep the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from leaving the state. And some economists say long-term benefits help the unemployed avoid reality.

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet this coming Friday with the hope of making important decisions regarding the future of Europe.
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Traders in the 30-year bond options pit watch televisions showing Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference at the CME Group in Chicago on April 27, 2011.
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The President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi addresses the European Parliament in Brussels, on December 1, 2011.
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Workers hang a huge red ribbon on the North Portico of the White House one day ahead of World AIDS Day November 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.