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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 24, 2011

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This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.

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Leaders plan to change E.U. treaties to help solve crisis

Leaders of France, Italy and Germany are meeting in Strasbourg, and here's the headline: They want to change E.U. treaties so they can better deal with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Germany, Europe debt crisis

Angela Merkel: European Central Bank won't change

European leaders met in France today to try to make headway on the ongoing debt crisis there. German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged from those meetings unmoved.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis

Discount stores edging out food banks for goods

Food producers are increasingly selling their mislabeled and soon-to-be expired goods to discount stores instead of giving to food banks.
Posted In: food banks, dollar store

Groupon's stock price falling

The online deal company's price has fallen well below its IPO price. But this has more to do with Groupon than it does with the tech sector.
Posted In: groupon, IPO

Google wants to light up your home

Google is teaming up with the Lighting Science Group to create an LED bulb that can be controlled by an Android phone.
Posted In: Google, energy

Ocean Spray CEO on cranberries during the holiday season

A lot of cranberries are being consumed on this holiday. Ocean Spray's CEO Randy Papadellis talks about how the company is coping with higher commodity prices and the state of the global economy.
Posted In: Cranberries, Thanksgiving

Euro leaders could up pressure on Germany

After yesterday's disastrous bond sale in Germany, leaders meet today in Europe to continue talks on extending the power of the European Central Bank.
Posted In: Germany, eurobond, Angela Merkel, European Central Bank

Compostable dishes more common at holiday tables

But finding a place to toss them where they'll actually break down is difficult.
Posted In: compost

College graduates in China, like the U.S., face high unemployment

In China, the government is considering phasing out college majors that don't allow students to find work after graduation.
Posted In: unemployment, universities, foreign students, China

Eurozone leaders meet in France

Leaders meet in France today to hear the new Italian leader's plan for spending cuts, but the topic of conversation might quickly switch to Germany.
Posted In: eurobond, Germany, Europe debt crisis

Ireland seeks debt relief help from Europe

Ireland's banks were bailed out last year, but now it says it needs more money from Europe to help cover the costs of that bailout.
Posted In: Ireland, Ireland bailout, Europe debt crisis

Mid-day Extra: More on the cranberry industry

Today is Thanksgiving, and to celebrate -- and check in on the state of the markets for popular Thanksgiving foods -- we went to the CEO of Ocean Spray. Here is the extended version of the conversation.
Posted In: Cranberries, Ocean Spray, Thanksgiving

PODCAST: The cranberry industry, no Thanksgiving for Europe

This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Food, Europe debt crisis

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