Marketplace for Friday, December 9, 2011
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European leaders have agreed on a new deal to help its economies, but it won't save everything. The electric car is getting some racing stripes -- we look into a growing group of people getting excited about gas-to-electric converted cars. Poland has high hopes of becoming major exporter of gas. Meanwhile, the U.N. climate talks are wrapping up in South Africa. And we have the weekly wrap, letters and small talk from Dinner Party.
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