Dec 4, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 4, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 4, 2009

Segments From this episode

Manipulated data raise climate doubts

Dec 4, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest skirmish over scientific evidence for global warming.

Youth in ____ face highest jobless rate

Dec 4, 2009
Which country faces the highest unemployment rate among its population that is below 25 years of age? Stephan Richter of TheGlobalist.com quizzes Steve Chiotakis.

Uncertain future hurts Saab dealers

Dec 4, 2009
After a deal to sell its Swedish unit fell through, GM is trying to figure out what to do with Saab. So how do Saab dealers sell cars when they don't know what the future holds? Alisa Roth reports.

Logbooks give clues on climate change

Dec 4, 2009
Projecting what the climate will be like several decades from now is no easy task. So British scientists are looking to the past for help. Christopher Werth reports.

Stem-cell approval may spark investing

Dec 4, 2009
The National Institutes of Health recently approved 13 stem-cell lines for scientific research, and an advisory panel may approve 20 more. John Dimsdale reports on what the move could mean for medical research.

U.S. job losses slow way down

Dec 4, 2009
The unemployment rate is still high at 10%, but job losses plunged in November. Economist Harm Bandholz talks about what the latest numbers mean with Bill Radke.

What a bad holiday means for retailers

Dec 4, 2009
The latest consumer-spending numbers have been pretty dismal, which is bad news considering retailers make nearly half their money this time of year. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
An after-Christmas sale sign on Broadway in New York City. Deep discounts were being offered nationwide by retailers on the day after Christmas during a holiday season that has been slower than expected.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Where's Citigroup with gov't repay?

Dec 4, 2009
Bank of America says it raised more than $19 billion to pay back the taxpayers' bailout money. What about Citigroup? Amy Scott reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC