Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

As Spain gears up for new leadership, the European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. During the holidays, consumers generate as much as 25 percent more waste from packaging, unused holiday cards and wrapping paper, and other seasonal items. In some Atlanta neighborhoods, houses are selling for under 10,000 -- less than the price of many used cars.

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Transportation Security Administration officers
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Sustainability
The European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. U.S. opponents say the permit fees would be better spent on new, more efficient aircraft.
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Economy

Homes for less than $10,000

The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.
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Sustainability
During the holidays, consumers generate about 25 percent more waste than the rest of the year -- that's a million tons a week of extra stuff. A lot of that comes from purchasing online and getting packages shipped in boxes and packing materials.
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Economy
This winter, the Super Bowl party goes on the road. The NFL championship game will be available to stream on mobile phones.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.