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Dec 10, 2007

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 10, 2007

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 10, 2007

Segments From this episode

Who's afraid of the R word?

Dec 10, 2007
The threat of a recession has been looming in the mouths of economists for several months now. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan says it's needless for investors to worry about something that won't affect them so soon.

A potential boost to U.S. union policy

Dec 10, 2007
The AFL-CIO is hosting a conference in Washington today that will consider the critically low number of workers in unions and boosting up benefits. Jeremy Hobson reports on what unions need to regain traction.

China looks for help with its finances

Dec 10, 2007
In its latest move to help trade, China has tripled its ceiling on foreign institutional investment. But while the country isn't hurting for investors, Bill Marcus reports there is a need for some U.S. financial advice.

Nationwide prosperity and a bad rep

Dec 10, 2007
Though on trial today for charges of murder and corruption, some economists credit former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori with helping to develop a still-growing economy. Dan Grech looks into Fujimori's history.

Cheap energy may not mean cheap bill

Dec 10, 2007
An energy bill in the Senate would require public utilities to generate at least 15 percent of their electricity from renewable resources. Lawmakers are arguing it would drive prices up. Sam Eaton has more.

New Kirchner, same strong economy?

Dec 10, 2007
Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner may be taking over for her economically strong husband, but it may take some time for her to build her own fiscal agenda. Rachel Hopkin reports.

TV is soon to face reality

Dec 10, 2007
As the Writer's Guild strike passes into week six, TV networks and studios come closer to running out of original material. Steve Henn reports we might all soon be facing a lot more reality programming.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC