Dec 5, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 5, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 5, 2008

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Job numbers are staggeringly low

Dec 5, 2008
The economy lost a shocking 533,000 jobs in November. The number is almost twice what was originally projected. How long will this go on? Ashley Milne-Tyte tries to find a silver lining in the losses.

Hearings for Big Three continue

Dec 5, 2008
All of the Big Three CEOs will show up in the House of Representatives today to plead their case for a bailout. Analysts say they'll eventually get some money from the government, but will it help? Alisa Roth reports.

Dry season for sports endorsements

Dec 5, 2008
Athletes in this economy will meet one of their greatest challenges off the field, where sponsors are dealing with tightening budgets. Scott Jagow assesses the situation with business of sports commentator Diana Nyad.

OPEC disagreement a factor in oil drop

Dec 5, 2008
Lower retail sales and a big jump in jobless claims all add up to a slackening demand for oil. Another factor for the near record-breaking drop: trouble within the ranks of OPEC. Stephen Beard reports.

An overhaul for infrastructure funding

Dec 5, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama will be meeting with the heads of infrastructure to look at those projects as a way to jumpstart the economy. But some say major funding overhaul is due. Sam Eaton reports.

Give the gift of giving in card form

Dec 5, 2008
If you're thinking about donating to charity this season, why not consider a gift card? Many causes offer this as an option on their Web sites. Mitchell Hartman provides a few good resources.

The truncated life of an abridging site

Dec 5, 2008
Ever feel like there's not enough time in the day to read through all of your favorite periodicals? One net entrepreneur found a way to give us handy abridged versions. Sean Cole tells us why he had to close shop.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC