Dec 14, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 14, 2009

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Bankers meet to target small business

Dec 14, 2009
President Obama meets this morning with Wall Street bankers in an effort to encourage more lending to small businesses and consumers. But some analysts are critical that the move is just for show. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Copenhagen delegates walk out of talks

Dec 14, 2009
A group of African delegates walked out of talks today at the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen as pressure mounts to reach an agreement. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

Bringing down the 'Cadillac' health plan

Dec 14, 2009
A health care proposal in Congress would tackle the costs of "Cadillac" plans, so-called because of their price tag. Steve Chiotakis talks with Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Citi announces TARP payback deal

Dec 14, 2009
Citigroup has announced a deal to repay its TARP money, a move which will loosen the grip President Obama has on the bank. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about where the president and Citi are at odds.

Obama will be open about war spending

Dec 14, 2009
The House hopes to pass a $130 billion Pentagon spending bill for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. President Obama has said he won't hide the war costs -- a move towards clearer, more transparent accounting. Brett Neely reports.

Responding to climate change disasters

Dec 14, 2009
The Red Cross is taking a proactive approach to climate change by setting up a crisis center focused on disaster prevention. Bill Radke talks to Madeleen Helmer, the head of the center, about the program and the Red Cross's hope for Copenhagen.

Boeing Dreamliner ready for flight test

Dec 14, 2009
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is finally set to fly after a series of problems and delays that has put the aircraft two years behind schedule. But some analysts think it may be too soon to celebrate. Mitchell Hartman reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC