Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Today millions will unwrap gifts they just don't want and stores are prepped for the wave of returns. Each year on Christmas, Queen Elizabeth delivers a Christmas message to her subjects. This year, something new, the message will be in 3D. And we bring you an international quiz to test your knowledge of global equality.

PODCAST: No more Moutai for officials in China, Affordable Care Tax?

Netflix apologizes for a streaming movie outage. Fiscal cliff or no fiscal cliff -- some taxes are going up next year either way. A look ahead at the environment and energy in 2013. And we'll explain why it's a bad week for Chinese liquor stocks.

Moutai shares tumble in China after goverment restriction

Distillery stocks in China tumble this week after the government announced a ban on high priced spirits at state events.
Posted In: alcohol, China, Xi Jinping, stock market

New taxes take effect to fund Affordable Care Act

Fiscal cliff deal or not, some taxes will go up either way.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, Taxes, health insurance

Markets in Japan and China surge

Japan's export economy is feeling optimistic as Prime Minister-elect Shinzo Abe takes office, and China's consumers look to end the year with a strong finish.

Climate change, fracking to take center stage in 2013

Marketplace sustainability reporter Scott Tong shares his predictions on what's next for the United States when it comes to energy, fracking and climate change.
Posted In: climate change, fracking, energy

Queen Elizabeth delivers Christmas message in 3-D

Each year on Christmas, Queen Elizabeth delivers a holiday message to her subjects. This year, she's making her 3D debut.
Posted In: United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II, 3d

How does the U.S. stack up on income inequality?

When it comes to income inequality is the United States more like Iran or France?
Posted In: income inequality

Merry Christmas and many unhappy returns

The day after Thanksgiving is known as the biggest retail sales day of the year. The day after Christmas is the start of the biggest week for holiday gift returns and a tough time for retailers.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail, Black Friday

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Christmas Wrapping
The Waitresses
Aphex Twin
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman

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