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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trouble for clean tech investment

Investment in alternative energy has stabilized despite the current recession. But investors are worried "clean tech" could be in trouble next year. Sam Eaton reports all eyes are on the Obama administration.

The rise and fall of Gazprom

Russian natural gas giant Gazprom thrived in the first half of the year, but fell sharply from July on. Stephen Beard reports Gazprom's year ahead is looking grim.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Carmakers strategize for new year

As the auto industry looks ahead towards the next 12 months, even strong foreign companies have to readjust their original profit forecasts. Steve Chiotakis reviews carmakers' 2009 outlook with Marketplace's Alisa Roth.
Posted In: Auto

Packed doctors' offices aren't healthy

As the year ends, doctors' offices are filling up with patients cramming in last-minute visits after they've met their annual deductible. Danielle Karson reports how this affects the quality of patient care.
Posted In: Health

GMAC now part of the bank bailout

Since GMAC was allowed to become a stand-alone bank, the Bush administration has included it in the bank bailout. Steve Henn explains how the finance arm of General Motors started expanding service beyond car loans.
Posted In: Auto

Confidence could take another year

The start of a new year is a great time to adopt a positive attitude, and no one needs that boost now more than consumers. But building up consumer confidence again could take awhile. Bob Moon reports 2009 will be a year of recovery.
Posted In: Retail

Predictions for China in 2009

A few months ago, some analysts were claiming China's buying power could save the world. Today, prospects don't seem as cheerful. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about the outlook for China next year.

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