Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 30, 2011

States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling. The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year. And now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.