Dec 12, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 12, 2011

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Questions are being raised as to the economic future of England and the rest of Europe following Friday's summit. Demand for larger pickups is up, and Ford is discontinuing its Ranger line of smaller trucks. More and more young people are taking on full-time jobs as yoga instructors.

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Careers in yoga on the rise

Dec 12, 2011
The number of yoga teachers in growing in the U.S., especially among 18-to-25-year-olds.

What will the euro deal to do growth?

Dec 12, 2011
Most of the leaders of Europe agreed to a deal on Friday to help solve the crisis there. But will austerity measures also stunt growth?

Iraqi government will still depend on U.S. for help

Dec 12, 2011
The country has money from the billions of barrels of oil it produces everyday, but it will still need guidance from the U.S. when it comes to strategic planning and training.

PM Cameron's decision could hurt U.K. in the long run

Dec 12, 2011
Britain emerged from last week's European summit refusing to make a deal with the rest of Europe. Many Brits are happy with the choice, but others fear the long-term consequences.

FedEx expecting record day of shipments

Dec 12, 2011
FedEx is expecting to ship 17 million packages today, up from last year's peak of 15.6 million in a single day.

David Cameron in the 'doghouse' with euro peers

Dec 12, 2011
The United Kingdom walked away from an agreement with the rest of Europe to adhere to more fiscal scrutiny. The country's prime minister says the decision was to protect the financial sector of the country.

Cheaper gas prices lead to demise of Ford Ranger

Dec 12, 2011
Ford is getting rid of its Ranger small pickup trucks. The company says it's investing in demand, and that's for full-size vehicles. Cheaper gas prices could be to blame.

Federal Reserve to increase transparency

Dec 12, 2011
The Federal Reserve is talking about being more upfront about its projections and its targets for short-term interest rates, and its view of the jobs picture, and inflation.

Will the U.K.'s relationship with Europe change?

Dec 12, 2011
Britain was the only EU member not to agree to the new treaty signed last week. How will that affect relations going forward?

Fed hopes to clarify its actions to Americans

Dec 12, 2011
The Federal Reserve's interest rate committee holds its last meeting of the year tomorrow. The Fed hopes to soon make its actions more easily understandable to individuals and business owners.

Occupy movement tries to reengage

Dec 12, 2011
Protesters around the country are working to reestablish the Occupy Wall Street movement. At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, hundreds of demonstrators are trying to disrupt business.

In China, economic summit will focus on domestic growth

Dec 12, 2011
Today in China, leaders will meet for the year's most important economic summit. On the table is the crisis in Europe, the financial problems in the U.S., and what's in store for the domestic economy.

American Airlines could hand off pensions

Dec 12, 2011
It looks like the bankrupt airline could hand over employee pensions to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The PBGC's Josh Gotbaum talks about what would happen.

PODCAST: Cameron in the doghouse, a dent in the debt

Dec 12, 2011
Questions are being raised as to the economic future of England and the rest of Europe following Friday's summit. Demand for larger pickups is up, and Ford is discontinuing its Ranger line of smaller trucks. More and more young people are taking on full-time jobs as yoga instructors.
British Prime Minister David Cameron explained to his parliament today why he didn't agree to Friday's euro deal.
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Questions are being raised as to the economic future of England and the rest of Europe following Friday’s summit. Demand for larger pickups is up, and Ford is discontinuing its Ranger line of smaller trucks. More and more young people are taking on full-time jobs as yoga instructors.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC