Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Conflict in Washington continues over the possible extension of the payroll tax cuts, as experts disagree whether the measures help or hurt the broader economy. The SEC is pushing for a rule that would disclose the income gap between the average American worker and CEOs. It is about to get a bit more difficult to be a cab driver in Chicago. And what kind of football team will make its home in Los Angeles?

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OPEC agrees on oil output limit

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has agreed on an output limit, and it looks like gas prices will remain high for the time being.
Posted In: OPEC, Oil

Euro weakens, but just part of the economic picture

The euro has fallen to its weakest point against the dollar in almost a year. This helps American travelers to Europe -- but only if they can afford a vacation.
Posted In: euro, Dollar exchange rate, currency

Oil, gas prices should remain relatively steady

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed this morning to maintain global production at about 30 million barrels of oil per day.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, OPEC

PODCAST: OPEC reaches a deal, iPads in the cockpit

Conflict in Washington continues over the possible extension of the payroll tax cuts, as experts disagree whether the measures help or hurt the broader economy. The SEC is pushing for a rule that would disclose the income gap between the average American worker and CEOs. It is about to get a bit more difficult to be a cab driver in Chicago. And what kind of football team will make its home in Los Angeles?
Posted In: OPEC, euro

Mid-day Extra: A car rental alternative in the U.K.

If your car is spending most of the day sitting unused on your driveway, it could be working a lot harder to earn you some spare cash.
Posted In: car, rental car, Britain

Payroll tax cut decision should come soon

David Mark, senior editor at Politico, explains why he thinks lawmakers will hammer out a deal on payroll tax cuts and the budget soon.
Posted In: politics, payroll tax, Washington D.C.

New rule could disclose CEO-to-employee pay ratio

The SEC says they should have a rule out mandating the disclosure of the ratio of CEO to average worker pay by the end of this year. It could shed more light on the widening income gap in the U.S.
Posted In: ceo, inequality, income

Jaguars to L.A.: Hail Mary?

With stadium plans in motion, Los Angeles is wide open for a team. Could the Jacksonville Jaguars make the play?
Posted In: American Football, AEG, stadium, los angeles

Efforts to improve taxi safety in Chicago

New laws in Chicago, Ill. are meant to make it safer to ride in cabs, but it could also drive up the cost of leasing a taxi.
Posted In: Chicago, taxicabs, taxi

The pros and cons of the payroll tax cut

The payroll tax cuts expire at the end of the year, and the clock is ticking to make a decision to renew them or not. Why can they help or hurt the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, Washington, politics

The best words for your resume

A new survey by networking site LinkedIn has found the most commonly used words on its profiles.
Posted In: Jobs, resume, professional

U.S. dollar strengthens against the euro

The U.S. dollar hits an 11 month high against the euro as questions remain about the ability to solve the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: euro, dollar, currency

Olympus escapes delisting on stock exchange... For now

Japanese camera maker Olympus has been in trouble recently over alleged fraud. It met a deadline to avoid being delisted on the Tokyo stock exchange, but it isn't out of the woods yet.
Posted In: Olympus, Tokyo

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