Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jon Corzine heads to Congress today to answer for the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global. The European Union is looking to the International Monetary Fund for bailout help, and that could have ripple effects in the U.S. Reporter Sally Herships looks at what other businesses can gain from big-box storse like Costco and Walmart. And the countdown to a big European summit is nearing its end.

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Wholesale companies increased their stockpiles as they look to the months ahead for better sales.
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris this week in anticipation of a major summit on the eurozone crisis to be held in Brussels on Friday.
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The Europeans are starting to turn to the IMF for help with bailouts. Some in Congress are resisting. But withdrawing our help could have consequences. Here, U.S. President Barack Obama walks with International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde on Nov. 13, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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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.