Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 2, 2009

169,000 private jobs lost in November

The numbers out from ADP Employer Services aren't promising for the private jobs sector. Bill Radke talks to David Wyss, chief economist at S&P Research.
Posted In: Jobs

GM on the hunt for a swifter CEO

General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson is out of the job, but who does the auto maker have in mind to replace him? Amy Scott explains why the company may benefit from changing its normal tactic of hiring from within.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Poisoning the pond to save the fish

Cargo ships from Asia have brought over a species of carp that are threatening the Midwest's fish population. So environmental officials in Illinois are trying poison to save a local multibillion-dollar fishery. Gabriel Spitzer reports.

Greece dealing with serious debt

European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss the government debt piling up in Greece. The main culprit: rampant tax evasion. Bill Radke gets more from European Correspondent Stephen Beard.

Nuclear plants still come with caveats

Environmental groups are increasingly opening up to the need for nuclear as a clean energy source in the face of climate change. But some are wary of the costs of erecting new power plants. John Dimsdale reports.

REO Speedwagon's got game

Looking for a little excitement this holiday season? Why not try REO Speedwagon's online video game? The band is hoping "Find Your Own Way Home" will help make some cash and promote a new Christmas album. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

New FHA rules for mortgage borrowers

The Federal Housing Administration is expected to propose tougher rules for mortgage borrowers today. What sort of changes will this move entail? Steve Chiotakis gets more details from Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Housing

A new measure of success for charities

The overhead ratio is commonly used when deciding whether or not to donate to a particular charity. But judging activity versus administrative costs may not be the best way to determine a group's effectiveness. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Charity, Internet

Online retail great for shipping industry

Online retail is up about 8 percent this year over last according to research. And when orders are made online, they've got to get shipped. So FedEx and UPS are hiring thousands of seasonal workers to deal with the influx. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail