Dec 3, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 3, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 3, 2010

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Special interest groups slam proposals to cut the deficit

Dec 3, 2010
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility will vote on a proposal to slash the federal deficit, but lobbyists and special interest groups have been slamming the proposal ever since it was released. David Gura has more.

Congress agrees to control television commercial volume

Dec 3, 2010
The House passes the Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation Act, setting rules on how loud television commercials can be. Is this the one thing lawmakers can all agree on? Gregory Warner explains.

A small Australian island to test personal cap and trade program

Dec 3, 2010
Norfolk was once a penal island for Australia, but now it is home to the first experimental personal cap and trade program. Citizens will be allotted carbon points which they will trade for commodities. Professor Gary Egger explains.

In Europe, all eyes turn to U.S. job report

Dec 3, 2010
The Labor Department's November employment report is expected today. It looks at how many U.S. jobs were added or lost and the nation's unemployment rate. And while the U.S. is waiting for the report, Europeans are also keeping a close eye. Christopher Werth explains.

A burst in the Chinese housing market would benefit the U.S.

Dec 3, 2010
Some home prices in Shanghai and Beijing are on-par with lofts in Manhattan. We've already seen what a U.S. housing bubble does to the global economy. But what about a Chinese bubble? Rob Schmitz explains.

Marketplace Globalist Quiz: Global obesity

Dec 3, 2010
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Stephan Richter, publisher and editor-in-chief of TheGlobalist.com, in this week's Marketplace Globalist Quiz.

Verizon advertises 4G service, but doesn't meet real standards

Dec 3, 2010
Verizon is going to roll out its new, faster wireless network. It's called 4G. Only thing is, it's not technically 4G according to the United Nations agency that sets the global standards for these things. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Job report expected to show strong growth

Dec 3, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to John Silvia. He's chief economist at Wells Fargo Bank and he joins Marketplace to talk about today's job report from the Labor Department.

Unemployment rate jumps to 9.8 percent

Dec 3, 2010
The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent from 9.6 percent in November, defying analysts' predictions. Gus Faucher explains.

Unemployment rates are "really ugly numbers"

Dec 3, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low, Chief economist at FTN Financial and Marketplace's Gregory Warner about New York and Washington D.C.'s reaction to the unemployment announcement from the Labor Department.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC