Dec 31, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 31, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 31, 2010

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Estonia to join the euro zone

Dec 31, 2010
When the clock strikes midnight in Estonia, the country will become the 17th government to join the euro zone -- leaving their old currency, kroons, for the euro. But is this the right time to make the switch? Christopher Werth explains.

Federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, refineries, and paper mills

Dec 31, 2010
The federal government will for the first time regulating greenhouse gas emissions at power plants, refineries, and paper mills. Scott Tong explains.

200,000 Austalian citizens have been affected flood waters

Dec 31, 2010
In Northeastern Australia military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods. 200,000 people have been affected by waters covering an area larger than Texas and Montana combined.

It's time for baby boomers to start getting Medicare benefits

Dec 31, 2010
At midnight here in the U.S. it'll be 65 years since the first baby boomer was born. That means it'll be time for the boomers to start getting Medicare benefits. David Gura reports.

Illinois plans to split their retirement system

Dec 31, 2010
In Illinois the public employee retirement system is considered the most under-funded in the country. Sean Crawford explains.

Chris Low: Most important stories in economics in 2010

Dec 31, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low from FTN Financial about the most important stories in 2010, including jobs and municipal bankruptcies.

Cities around the world prepare to celebrate the new year

Dec 31, 2010
Residents of Kiribati, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, were some of the first people to ring in 2011. But as many countries face a New Year of tough financial decisions and government cuts, how much are cities spending on their celebrations?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC