Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nintendo's Wii is already outdated

Nintendo's wireless Wii system was a big hit a couple years ago, appealing most to usual non-gamers for its ease. But this season, sales are down nearly a quarter. Sally Herships reports.

The political buzzwords of 2010

Earmark, pork barrel, filibuster: we hear these words all the time in politics, but where did they come from? Steve Chiotakis talks to the Oxford English Dictionary's Jesse Sheidlower.

High oil prices could deter improving economy

Gasoline prices are rising all across the U.S., and some are worried that consumers may begin to rein in their spending as a result, and bring the improving economy down again. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Oil

Can Facebook succeed in China?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has before expressed his interest in bringing the social network to China, but he does face some obstacles. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: China, Internet

Onion crisis hits India

There is an onion crisis in India. Onions are a primary ingredient in the making of the all important curry dish. Prices have more than doubled in the last few days.

Consumer spending rose in November for the fifth straight month

Consumers were feeling slightly more confident last month, which also helped boost the manufacturing sector. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economist Diane Swonk.

Americans receive 2.25 billion credit card offers in 2010

Plastic is back. And a new study shows Americans got a lot more credit card offers this year than last year. Eve Troeh explains.
Posted In: Credit Cards

China sees the Eurozone as a major investment market

A senior Chinese official said he sees the Eurozone as a major market for investment. Could Chinese investment solve Europe's economic woes? Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: China

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The Healer (Album Version)
Erykah Badu
Arroz Con Pollo
Get Up (Album Version)
Amel Larrieux

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