Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.

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Sustainability

Canada backs out of Kyoto Protocol

Canada has backed out of its Kyoto Protocol agreement, in large part because it was unable to meet its carbon emissions cap.
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Economy
Black Friday sales helped bolster the retail numbers, which went up for the sixth month in a row.
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The state will rule on whether oil and gas companies have to list all the chemicals they use to do hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Environmentalists want them to disclose much more. Fracking opponents protested in New York this past November.
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Chairman Ben Bernanke and the rest of Federal Reserve board is unlikely to raise interest rates in the near future.
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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.