Marketplace for Monday, December 14, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, December 14, 2009

Financial issues cut into Red Cross

The American Red Cross is struggling with an overall drop in donations, and it also faces extra financial challenges. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Charity

Google makes noise with new phone

Google may soon get into the business of producing its own phone. Technology writer Peter Rojas talks with Kai Ryssdal about what this might mean for consumers.
Posted In: Science

What makes climate deal so hard to do?

A standoff between developing nations and rich countries brought talks to a halt in Copenhagen. Sam Eaton reports on where the money for a climate treaty is going to come from.

Student loan defaults may hurt schools

New figures show students who attend for-profit colleges default at much higher rates than those at nonprofit schools. If those default rates get too high, schools can be kicked out of federal loan and grant programs. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Education

How will Tiger's scandal impact brands?

The Tiger Woods scandal has hurt his billion-dollar brand. Companies from Nike to Gillette have invested big in Tiger. Where do they go from here? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Sports

Exxon sees gas potential in XTO deal

ExxonMobil will buy XTO Energy is a stock deal worth $41 billion. Sarah Gardner reports the corporate takeover signals a shift away form oil and coal.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Oil

Days of plain, boring banking are over

Why is so much of what happens in the economy still tied up with Wall Street's banks? Douglas Elliott of the Brookings Institution talks with Kai Ryssdal about when that might change.

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Money Can't Buy It
Annie Lennox
Questioningly
French Kicks
Calling
Tony Allen