Segments From this episode
With the Senate's failure to approve the $14 billion loan for the auto industry, the White House is considering stepping in with bailout money. Meanwhile, finger pointing over GOP senators' opposition has begun on Capitol Hill. Dan Grech reports.
A new ad campaign encourages consumers to shop at their local real-life stores as opposed to the Internet. The TV spot highlights the consequences for the local market if they don't. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
The price of coal as plummeted since the summer, and analysts predict even cheaper coal prices next year. This makes the commodity a luring alternative to some, and doesn't bode well for green energy. Sarah Gardner reports.
The potential actors' strike and Jay Leno's move to prime time could have some severe consequences for the entertainment industry. Steve Chiotakis looks at the economic impact of the moves with Daily Variety's Michael Speier.
The Senate's denial of a $14 billion loan package for the auto industry has a global effect. Scott Jagow talks to David Buick with the Cantor Index about the roughly 2 million people employed throughout the industry.
The Labor Department's come out with new temporary farmworker regulations. But the rules go into effect four days before the Bush administration leaves office. John Dimsdale tells us what the critics are saying.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 12, 2008