Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 7, 2011

President Obama continues his quest to extend payroll tax cuts, and delivered a big speech on the economy yesterday in Kansas. Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich is ahead in the polls, but far behind in raising funds for his campaign. The fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains unknown, and today the FDA decides whether one drug should be sold over-the-counter.

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Economy
Today is the last day of the year to enroll in a Medicare plan.
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Elections
As of September, Gingrich had raised about $3 million and owed more than $1 million. But he's at the top of the polls and that could help him.
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Business

Plan B could go O.T.C.

Today, the FDA decides whether to sell the morning after pill over the counter.
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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.