Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is bad economy good for corruption?

The advocacy group Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index, which gauges corruption in 180 countries. Most countries fell within the bottom half of the index, as Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Economy

Keeping inflation worries in check?

Producer prices rose more slowly than expected last month, despite a rebound in food and energy costs. Bill Radke talks to Chris Low with FTN Financial and Steve Chiotakis talks to Diane Swonk with Mesirow Financial.
Posted In: Economy

EPA to propose new sulfur dioxide rules

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose new standards that would limit exposure to sulfur dioxide, a pollutant known to worsen some health conditions. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

YouTube redirects its news footage

A new YouTube platform called YouTube Direct allows news organizations to solicit and verify footage from individual users, connecting amateur journalists with professional news outlets. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Internet

Senate explores aggressive online sales

Post-transaction offers are becoming an increasingly popular way for online retailers to snag customers into hidden credit card charges. A Senate committee will be taking a deeper look, as Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Internet

U.S. lags in workplace protections

A study on global workplace protections finds the U.S. falls short behind other countries in respect to things like guaranteed sick leave. Steve Henn reports the U.S. has a fear of a global competitive disadvantage.
Posted In: Jobs

N.Y. Fed paid too much for AIG bailout

A new report on last year's bailout of insurance giant AIG says the Federal Reserve Bank of New York mishandled some important parts of negotiations. Alisa Roth explores the results of a recent audit.

Are realtors becoming more realistic?

Realtors have been criticized for playing a cheerleading role during the height of the housing bubble. But at a National Association of Realtors convention, Jeff Tyler found out that these days, there's a hint of pragmatism going around.
Posted In: Housing