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Today Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg will announce a new set of pay restrictions for top executives at six big financial firms. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about who this will affect the most.
The White House is focused on getting Americans back to work, and Congress have its own plan. Steve Chiotakis gets a breakdown and some Capitol Hill perspective from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.
Chinese factories put out 19 percent more stuff like steel, coal and cars this November than they did last November. But Chinese consumer prices continued to decline. Scott Tong gauges the effects of Chinese production on its economy.
The volume of promotions and discounts this season has overwhelmed the retail industry, but consumers have grown to expect robust sales. Jeff Tyler explains why this might be bad strategy for stores.
The latest House spending bill passed includes a measure to help the 2,000 or so dealerships being closed by GM and Chrysler. But the legislation only leaves room for a modest number of dealers to get help. Brett Neely reports.
CIT Group emerged from bankruptcy this week, a move which took the lending giant less than two months to pull off. But this doesn't necessarily mean the financial firm has a clean bill of health. Amy Scott reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 11, 2009