Marketplace for Thursday, December 24, 2009
Contingency Operating Base Speicher is a U.S. Army base in Northern Iraq. Correspondent Jake Warga went there to see what some of the soldiers want for Christmas.
Commentator Betsey Stevenson says that, despite all the bad news this year, something positive is going on -- the U.S. divorce rate is now the lowest it's been in 30 years.
One of Germany's wealthiest families wants to cash in and build a giant solar park on its land. But residents of a nearby town are saying nicht in my backyard. Kyle James reports.
Cash-strapped state and local governments this year have sold more than $60 billion worth of Build America Bonds, subsidized by the U.S. Treasury. To drum up interest in their debt, states are taking their marketing message overseas. Amy Scott reports.