Nov 20, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 20, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 20, 2009

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Congress to take closer look at Fed

Nov 20, 2009
A House panel has voted in favor of letting Congress take a closer look at the Federal Reserve. Bill Radke talks to Alisa Roth about what the measure means and why some Fed officials are worried about more transparency.

Trade groups pulling out of Chicago

Nov 20, 2009
Chicago is a hub for trade shows, conventions and meetings. But recently, some trade groups have announced they're leaving town for more affordable destinations like Orlando and Las Vegas. Susie An reports.

Cruisin' for an economic bruisin'?

Nov 20, 2009
Cruise lines have a few competitive advantages when it comes to finding customers in turbulent economic waters. But will Royal Caribbean International's new quarter-mile, 6,000 passenger vessel be able to stay afloat? Rico Gagliano reports.

There's a reason they're 'frontier' bonds

Nov 20, 2009
Bond investors looking for a new place to drop some cash are exploring faraway countries with appealing interest rates. The downside: There's a chance they may not see their money ever again. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Still plenty of Oprah without the show

Nov 20, 2009
Oprah Winfrey may be planning to leave her wildly successful daytime talk show in 2011, but she'll still be a media force with her new cable network. And she stands to make even more money. Jennifer Collins reports.

Retailers use 'New Moon' to draw teens

Nov 20, 2009
However it does at theaters, the latest "Twilight" installment is already popular with companies trying to connect with teens and tweens. Jeff Tyler explores how some retailers are paying homage to "New Moon."

Why the E.U. chose its president

Nov 20, 2009
The E.U. has chosen Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy for the new position of E.U. president. But why didn't the title go to a more well-known candidate? Christopher Werth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC