Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Case Shiller index announces a drop in home prices for October

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Juli Niemann about housing numbers and what that means for the economy.

Charities see an increase in online giving

The two biggest days of the year for charitable donations are the last two days of the year. But in 2010, estimates are charity donations will be down ten percent. But this drop isn't in online giving.

New plan for transparency in banker bonuses

There's a new plan in the news that would force banks to reveal how big banker bonuses are, and why. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Banks

Estonia looks to fill rare earth market

As China cuts back its rare earth exports, Estonia is stepping in to pick up the slack. Christopher Werth explains.

Obama administration gives incentives for states who simplify medicaid enrollment for children

Alabama got a $55 million bonus from the Obama administration this week for making it easier to sign up kids for insurance under Medicaid. Gregory Warner has more.

UPDATE: Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index reports confidence fell in December

It was a good holiday season for retailers and everyone was saying that the U.S. consumer was back. So you can understand everyone's surprise when the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index reported confidence fell in December. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Posted In: Retail

Calculating the value of college football coaches

Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide football team makes $5 million a year -- a salary which is hard to justify from a public university. But if coaches and football teams bring revenue to universities, are the benefits of a football team and expensive coaching staff worth the cost?

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Britney Spears
Bad Religion
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Killing In The Name
Rage Against The Machine

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