Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Americans don't get best care for cost

Americans spend almost two and a half times more on their health care than citizens in other developed countries. But Marc Pearson of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development tells Bill Radke the quality of care doesn't show it.
Posted In: Health

Mortgage help hits paperwork snags

The House Financial Services Committee will take a closer look at the Obama administration's Home Affordable Mortgage Program. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about why the program has proven trickier than expected.
Posted In: Housing

Copenhagen tackles airline emissions

The aviation industry is facing pressure in Copenhagen over its carbon emissions. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who explains why it's a sensitive issue and what's concerning developing countries.
Posted In: Airlines

B of A still needs to find new CEO

Bank of America has less than four weeks until CEO Ken Lewis steps down, and the bank has yet to name his successor. But the bank's TARP repayments should help bump the new CEO's salary. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Japan working toward fuel-cell reality

Home fuel cells are becoming increasingly popular in Japan. The electricity generator cuts about a ton of carbon emissions from each household per year, but costs aren't reasonable for the average consumer -- yet. Rob Schmitz reports.

SC could scale back anti-corruption law

The Supreme Court is mulling over whether to scale back or strike down an anti-corruption law. Supporters of the law say it's valuable against corruption cases, while critics say the law is too vague. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Crime