Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 15, 2011

With the Iowa caucuses just a few weeks out, we take at closer look at the economic policies of Republican candidate Newt Gingrich. Federal student aid programs could be on the chopping block. Russia is about to get its invitation to join the World Trade Organization as ministers from the group's 153 members meet in Geneva.  And our weekly Attitude Check, part of our partnership with Gallup, looks at how Americans feel about the crisis in Europe.

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There is a new plan to help save the planet and prevent global warming... by taking off your tie.
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Russian negotiator Maxim Medvedkov with a t-shirt he received from WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy in November. Russia could soon official join the organization.
Research and development depends on tax cuts from the government, which could be at risk in an era of budget slashing.
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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.