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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Prices flat beyond energy, food

A report out today indicates that while Americans paid more for energy and food in November, most other prices were flat. Steve Chiotakis talks about the consumer price index rose with Richard DeKaser of Woodley Park Research.

Will House sanctions work on Iran?

The House passed a bill strengthening sanctions against Iran in an effort to step up pressure on the country to end its nuclear weapons program. Brett Neely explores what's involved in the bill.
Posted In: Oil

Microsoft offers Web browser options

European regulators dropped their antitrust case against Microsoft after the company agreed to offer customers a choice of rival Web browsers. Steve Chiotakis gets details from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.
Posted In: Science

Summit gives protesters cold shoulder

Protesters at the Copenhagen summit are being met with riot police and tear gas as they try to represent a voice they say isn't being heard in the Bella Center. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton, who is at the scene.

Why BP is scaling back on renewables

Britain's BP invested more than $1 billion in renewable energies last year, but this year its investment will drop significantly. Bill Radke talks with BP's Howard Chase about what could turn that decision around.

IRS gave Citigroup quiet exemption

Citigroup may have had more motivation to free itself from government debt than the pressure to keep up with other big Wall Street banks. Bill Radke talks with Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about a quiet IRS exemption.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Copenhagen conference president quits

The president of the Copenhagen conference has suddenly resigned. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why the move on is a bad sign for summit negotiations.

Taiwan forging ahead as IT titan

Taiwanese company Acer's mini laptop is the top brand for netbooks this holiday season, and the brand's overall success is just one indicator of the strength of Taiwan's tech sector. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Science