Dec 10, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Consumer watchdog boss pushes ahead in interim role

Dec 9, 2010
Elizabeth Warren says she's more focused on protecting consumers than securing a permanent job in her role as interim head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Could computer games be the answer to the world's budget problems?

Dec 10, 2010
It looks like great minds think alike -- Marketplace.org and the European Central Bank have created computer games geared at solving budget woes.

European banks expect more regulations on banker bonuses

Dec 10, 2010
A European bank regulator expected to outline a crackdown on all 27 EU countries, including Britain. Stephen Beard has more.

Exelon's Oyster Creek plant shut down in 2019.

Dec 10, 2010
The oldest nuclear power plant in the United States will shut down a decade early, in 2019. Exelon said retrofitting the Oyster Creek plant in New Jersey was more expensive than it was worth. Sarah Gardner explains.

BRIC countries and the Nobel Prize

Dec 10, 2010
In this week's Globalist Quiz, Jeremy Hobson speaks to Stephan Richter about the BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China, about their history with Nobel Prizes.

Chinese exports reached a new high in November

Dec 10, 2010
Rob Schmitz reports China's exports are up a third over last year, and imports are even higher. but this may not be a good thing.

WRAP UP: UN climate change talks in Cancun

Dec 10, 2010
The United Nations climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, are nearly finished. Did the talks deliver anything? Eve Troeh reports.

How the U.S. trade deficit is like Goldilocks

Dec 10, 2010
The U.S. trade deficit for October is expected today. The expectation is that Americans didn't sell all that much more to foreign buyers in October. But we didn't buy much more either. David Gura explains.

U.S. trade deficit shrinks by 3.2 percent

Dec 10, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to Jill Schlesinger at CBS/MoneyWatch, about the trade deficit numbers. The nation's trade deficit has shrunk by 3.2 percent in October.

The tables turn on Madoff victims

Dec 10, 2010
The court-appointed trustee who's trying to recoup money lost in Bernie Madoff's ponzi scheme has sued to recover about $32 billion. But some Madoff victims say they're now the target of these complaints. Janet Babin has more.

Are companies ready to take risks in this economy?

Dec 10, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low at FTN Financial about mergers and acquisitions, and what's expected from AIG.

Microsoft "Kinects" with its competitors

Dec 10, 2010
Microsoft has been struggling to keep up with its competitor's video game platforms. But after the company's November release of the Kinect, a 3D gaming device, sales have gone up. David Gura explains.

Elizabeth Warren on her role and the future goals of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dec 11, 2010
Elizabeth Warren, special advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has faced objections from Congress and banks for coming down too hard on financial institutions. She chats with Steve Chiotakis about her role and the future goals of the bureau.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC