Dec 13, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 13, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 13, 2010

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Historic grocery A&P filed for bankruptcy

Dec 13, 2010
After 151 years, grocery chain A&P has filed for bankruptcy. The company blames warehouse stores and mounting lease-debt for their losses. Janet Babin has more.

Chinese inflation reaches 5.1 percent in November

Dec 13, 2010
Inflation numbers for China reached a 28-month high in November. Food prices and the cost of home utilities are at risk.

Will Twitter build a new nest in London?

Dec 13, 2010
The social networking site Twitter is reportedly planning to set up its first European headquarters in London. Stephen Beard has more.

Obama's agreement with Republicans turns to the estate tax

Dec 13, 2010
The Senate will vote today on the tax deal worked out between President Obama and GOP leaders, and up for discussion is the estate tax, also known as the death tax. Allan Sloan has more.

Obama's "stimulus" is really a delayed tax hike, says analyst

Dec 13, 2010
Julia Coronado explains that the agreement between Obama and Republicans is not a stimulus, just a postponement of a tax hike.

GE's green projects dependent on gov't cash grants

Dec 14, 2010
The Senate is set to vote today on President Obama's compromise, and besides the big tax cuts, there is also the $3 billion in cash grants for renewable energy to consider. Sarah Gardner reports on one big name supporting the program's extension.

Will Obama's relationship with the business community change?

Dec 14, 2010
National Economic Council Director Larry Summers is stepping down soon, and some believe it's President Obama's chance to mend his relationship with the business community.

Should kids register for gifts?

Dec 14, 2010
Gift registries for weddings are the norm, but what about registries for children? It's not always easy to know what to get a two-year-old. But is a registry necessary? Or maybe even rude? Sally Herships hits the birthday parties to find out.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC