Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 11, 2008

Foreclosures down, but not really

Foreclosure filings dropped for the month of November, but that doesn't necessarily mean things are getting better. Jeremy Hobson looks into why these indicators may be "false positives" for the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

Recession's effect on trade balance

Today we get the latest trade deficit, and while a weaker dollar and overseas growth have boosted U.S. exports, a faltering U.S. economy means fewer imports. John Dimsdale explores whether trade will balance out.

U.K., Germany torn on E.U. stimulus

European leaders are looking at an E.U.-wide stimulus package, but Germany and Britain have very different opinions. The U.K. supports the plan, while Germans dislike the approach. Stephen Beard reports.

Could Britain drop the pound?

The British pound was trampling the dollar last year, but lately its value is rapidly decreasing. Now a debate is stirring over whether to lose the pound sterling and adopt the euro. Christopher Werth reports.

A wish list for small businesses

Small businesses want a number of things from the incoming Obama administration, including some of the money from the federal bailout. Health insurance and credit card reform are also on the agenda. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Auto loans face tough road in Senate

The House approved $14 billion in loans to help automakers survive. But things don't look promising for the bill as it heads to the Senate, where Republicans are threatening a filibuster. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Auto

Finding opportunity in recession

The economic downturn is affecting commercial real estate different than residential. CB Richard Ellis CEO Brett White talks about how his company is adapting to the times.

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