Dec 17, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 17, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 17, 2010

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Surprise, earmarks are back in Congress

Dec 17, 2010
If you thought you heard the last about earmarks after this last election, you were wrong. They're back in the form of a trillion dollar spending bill introduced by the Senate this week.

FULL INTERVIEW: Mark Yudof, Mark Yudof, President of the University of California.

Dec 17, 2010
Read the transcript and listen to the full audio for Jeremy Hobson's interview with Mark Yudof, the President of the University of California.

Apple's new app store: coming to a screen near you

Dec 17, 2010
Apple has announced another big product launch for early next year. Apple will launch it's new App store on January 6. This new one will sell applications for your laptop or desktop computer. Eve Troeh reports.

Mark Yudof, President of the University of California, on the importance of public education

Dec 17, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Mark Yudof, President of the University of California. The recession has been hard public universities who are tied to those suffering state budgets.

The numbers of the tax cut compromise

Dec 17, 2010
Marketplace's Steve Chiotakis talks with Janet Babin about the numbers of the tax cut compromise passed by Congress, and what they mean for tax payers.

China's economy grows, but citizen happiness does not

Dec 17, 2010
Further proof that money doesn't necessarily buy you happiness. In China, the population is getting richer every year. But also increasingly dissatisfied.

The House passes tax cuts

Dec 17, 2010
The House of Representatives passed the same tax cut package that passed the Senate on Wednesday. The measure will extend the Bush tax cuts for all Americans, as well as adding new tax cuts.

Record snow storm in UK could delay holiday parcels

Dec 17, 2010
The UK's record December is bad for shipments, but is good for the country's mistletoe crop.

Survey says investors are more "bullish"

Dec 17, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low with FTN Financial about the tax deal and the beginnings of a new boom.

FDA says Avastin can't be used to treat breast cancer

Dec 17, 2010
The FDA says the world's best selling cancer medication can't be used to treat breast cancer. The drug is called Avastin. And it's made by the pharmaceutical company Roche.

What should be done with nuclear waste?

Dec 18, 2010
Globally, the nuclear energy industry is expected to quadruple capacity over the next 20 years. Britain is considering building several new nuclear reactors. But that raises an important question: what to do with nuclear waste?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC