Marketplace for Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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Gallup's latest polls show consumer confidence is up for this holiday season. NBC, Verizon and the NFL are joining forces to live-stream the Super Bowl. Comic writer, producer, and actress Mindy Kaling shares a tale about the holidays. A bunch of new companies want to help you make money off your social networks. What if beer were a commodity at the bar? The European Central Bank announced it has given about 490 billion euros in cheap loans to European banks. And we hear from one unemployed worker whose benefits are ending next month.
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Posted In: letters
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Posted In: consumer confidence
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Posted In: unemployment benefits
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Posted In: obesity
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Posted In: Comedians on the holidays
Comic writer, producer, and actress Mindy Kaling shares a tale or two about the holidays.