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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 10, 2009

U.K. bankers give backlash to bonus tax

The U.K. is implementing a one-time, 50% tax on parts of the bonuses banks pay to employees. Bankers are less than thrilled. Bill Radke talks to Andrew Hilton, director of the Center for the Study of Financial Innovation.

Payroll tax netting more for government

Payroll taxes usually don't raise as much money as income taxes, but job losses and the sinking housing market are changing that. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Taxes

Citi may be ready to pay back TARP

Citigroup is looking to pay back $20 billion of its TARP loan. The Wall Street bank wants to free itself from what it feels is excessive limits imposed by the pay czar. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte.
Posted In: Economy

Drinkers are still looking for deals

Wine is struggling with a retail trade-down as more people are purchasing the alcohol in stores than out somewhere on the town. But hard liquor still has loyal customers and drink specials keeps bar attendance flowing. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Charity time replacing the office party

With unemployment high and budgets low, employers are grappling with the idea of ditching their annual holiday party. And some offices are using the time as an opportunity to let employees donate efforts to charity. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Charity

Money heats up U.S.-China gas debate

Cash has become an issue as the U.S. and China debate how to control heat-trapping gases in Copenhagen. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about what's heating up the discussion.

Housing market shows signs of settling

The foreclosure rate is falling, homes are holding their value and prices are edging up in some metropolitan cities. Alisa Roth looks into why the housing market might finally be settling down.
Posted In: Housing