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Dec 19, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 19, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 19, 2008

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So what's a Ponzi scheme anyway?

Dec 19, 2008
You may have heard the term "Ponzi scheme" recently. Bernard Madoff's massive investment scam is an example of one. Mitchell Hartman reports on who Ponzi is and his scheming ways.

Missing: Hot toy for the holidays

Dec 19, 2008
The must-have toy of Christmas 2006 was the Elmo doll. This year? Not so much. Rico Gagliano reports on this holiday season's hit toy, or lack thereof.

EPA ruling stalled by ethanol debate

Dec 19, 2008
Questions about the impact ethanol has on the environment are keeping the EPA from making a ruling about how much biofuel the U.S. should produce. Sarah Gardner reports.

Pass the guinea pig please

Dec 19, 2008
Peruvians have enjoyed eating roasted, fried and stewed guinea pigs for centuries. Now, they are trying to market the guinea pig as a low-cost alternative for Christmas dinner. Dan Grech reports.

Automakers to get $17.4 billion loan

Dec 19, 2008
President Bush announced that the federal government will offer General Motors and Chrysler $17.4 billion in loans to help the struggling auto industry. The loans will come from the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Scott Jagow speaks with Alisa Roth about…

Saxo's 2009 economic forecast

Dec 19, 2008
As the year comes to an end, many are making economic predictions for 2009. The Danish bank Saxo recently came out with their own claims for what will happen next year. Scott Jagow speaks with Saxo's chief economist David Karsbol…

Credit Suisse bankers get toxic bonuses

Dec 19, 2008
Troubled Swiss investment bank Credit Suisse is giving its bankers an interesting Christmas bonus. Bankers will receive bonuses linked to risky assets. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC