Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Why are out-of-network ATM fees so high?

If you've ever been stuck without your bank's ATM in the area, you know the drill: the "convenience fee." These days, it could run up to $3. Why so high? Jeremy Hobson discusses the issue with the L.A. Times' David Lazarus.
Posted In: Banks

Would small businesses be hurt by extending tax cuts?

Proponents of extending the Bush-era tax cuts say that they want to protect small businesses. But what qualifies for a small business? David Gura reports.
Posted In: Small Business

Farm equipment benefiting from high crops sales

'Because the government can't print more of it.' That's one reason behind gold's high price, and it's why food prices are spiking too. Also benefiting? Farm equipment. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Environment, Investing

Time Warner offers customer service with new plan

Time Warner is set to roll out new cable packages, aimed at both high-end customers and those on the budget. Strapped for cash? Don't bet on getting any great customer service from the cable guy, then. Jennifer Collins explains.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Ireland rolls out a scaled-back budget

The Irish government has unveiled an bare-bones, scaled back 4-year budget that'll knock back $20 billion using new taxes and spending cuts

Unemployment numbers fall by 407,000

The number of people filing for unemployment benefits last week fell to 407,000 last week. That's the lowest level since a couple months before Lehman Brothers collapsed. Richard DeKaser explains.

TSA screeners and patdowns could affect the air travel bottom line

Steve Chiotakis speaks to George Hobica, he's founder of Airfarewatchdog.com about passenger reactions to new TSA regulations and how it's affecting the travel industry.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

China's reaction to the turmoil on the Korean Peninsula

There is a business angle to the turmoil on the Korean Peninsula, and it involves China, the largest economy in the region. Rob Schmitz explains.

Jury fines SAP $1.3 billion for millions of illegally downloaded Oracle files

Software maker SAP will have to pay its arch-rival Oracle Corporation $1.3 billion for stealing corporate secrets. A jury found that an SAP subsidiary had illegally downloaded millions of Oracle's files off the Internet. John Dimsdale has more.

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Disco China
Goblin
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Neutral Milk Hotel
I Was Never Young
Of Montreal
I Will Possess Your Heart
Death Cab For Cutie

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