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Katharine Crnko Dec 22, 2010

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A new report finds cities in pretty serious trouble. Financial analyst Meredith Whitney says we’re about to see another economic crisis because of local economies failing.

The AARP released a report today that gauges how baby boomers are going about retirement. A trend of working past the age of 65 might turn out to be good for Uncle Sam.

Stacey Vanek Smith talks with the L.A. Times’ consumer columnist David Lazarus about why consumer spending’s up this season, and what to be wary of when you’re out shopping.

All the good sales used to be after Christmas. But after the financial crisis, stores got desperate, and they started having sales before Christmas. So will last-minute bargain-hunters find the deals they’re looking for?

There’s a new global survey that shows even the world’s richest economies don’t necessarily feature the planet’s happiest people.

‘Tis the season for gift giving but do you know exactly what you’re buying? Marketplace reporter Adriene Hill ventures out on a shopping expedition to find out which holiday gifts are as green as they say to be. Don’t miss the slideshow.

If you are traveling this holiday season, chances are you booked your flight online. But now a major airline is opting out of a discount travel site entirely.

U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter. Richard DeKaser has more.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Dub Lion — DJ Food Buy
  • Things Have Changed — Freshlyground Buy
  • Sunrise — Norah Jones Buy
  • Red Red Wine (12” Version) — UB40 Buy
  • I Wanna Be Your Limousine (Album Version) — Black Kids Buy

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