Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 31, 2009

Jobless claims fall to 17-month low

The number of workers filing new applications for jobless benefits fell last week to the lowest level in 17 months. Bill Radke explores whether or not this is significant with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.
Posted In: Jobs

Jitters still loom in wine industry

If you're planning on drinking wine tonight to celebrate the New Year, you'll be helping what some view to still be a shaky U.S. wine industry. Kaomi Goetz gets input from wine producers in Napa County.
Posted In: Food

Clearer mortgages in the new year

Mortgage lenders will have to provide clearer disclosure of all the costs of a loan in the new year. But the industry isn't sure it's equipped to handle the new rules. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Housing

In U.K., no bankers in shining armor

British bankers usually receive honors around this time of year for their service to the country's economy. But this year, bankers are in disgrace, and won't be granted the titles of Lord, Lady, Dame or Sir. Stephen Beard reports.

Why are we looking at Glass-Steagall?

Experts are looking to the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 as they try to assess what went wrong with the financial system. Bill Radke explores just what that is with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Economy

Nexus One will be iPhone competitor

With features like a touchscreen, wi-fi Web access and apps galore, Google's Nexus One smart phone is in line to be a hard rival to Apple's iPhone. Mitchell Hartman explores why certain features may offer up the tough competition.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

China-ASEAN free trade starts new year

Duties on some 7,000 products traded between China and Southeast Asia are going away on New Year's Day as the countries form a trade bloc rivaling NAFTA or the E.U. But some Indonesian vendors are worried. Scott Tong reports.

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I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You (Album Version)
Black Kids
Auld Lang Syne (Album Version)
The Groove Grass Boyz
Damaged Little F***ers
Joey Santiago
Weapon Of Choice
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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