Dec 18, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 18, 2009

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Obama: Any deal needs transparency

Dec 18, 2009
Speaking at the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen, U.S. President Barack Obama insisted any agreement made by countries needed to include transparency. But is a deal close? Stave Chiotakis talks with Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

Time Warner, NewsCorp in fees fight

Dec 18, 2009
Television fees are at the center of a fight between News Corp and Time Warner Cable. Reports are that News Corp will start a marketing attack today against the cable giant. Jeremy Hobson details the fight.

Small biz can't scrimp on customer gifts

Dec 18, 2009
For many small businesses, giving thank-you gifts to customers around the holidays is a marketing must. But how can you gracefully continue this tradition while scaling back on employee bonuses? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Avatar's success is in the marketing

Dec 18, 2009
Avatar opens today with what some estimate to be a budget of half a billion dollars -- with $150 million going to marketing alone. With that kind of push, some experts guarantee a mega-opening. Jennifer Collins reports.
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Mayors watch climate change locally

Dec 18, 2009
While nations are still trying to agree on how to cut emissions, many cities are already taking action. Bill Radke talks to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels about what the U.S. Conference of Mayors is hoping to accomplish in Copenhagen.

Google guilty in French e-book case

Dec 18, 2009
A Parisian court has found Google guilty of copyright infringement in a case involving the search giant's effort to put books online. Steve Chiotakis gets the latest from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

GM is saying goodbye to Saab

Dec 18, 2009
General Motors has announced it will be saying goodbye to the Saab. The automaker's talks to sell the brand to Dutch company Spyker appear to have collapsed. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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