Dec 20, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 20, 2010


Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 20, 2010

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Video Review: Microsoft goes controller-free with XBOX 360 Kinect

Dec 18, 2010
Remember many Christmases ago, when Santa Claus delivered Pong and Atari? Gone are the days of two dimensional tennis. Marketplace Morning Report host Steve Chiotakis investigates modern gaming with the XBOX 360 Kinect. Watch the video.

Dover-native hopes to buy historic port

Dec 20, 2010
A man in Dover, England looks to purchase the city's historic port. He'll have to raise $600 million to protect the port from overseas investors. Christopher Werth has more.

What happens if the tension between North and South Korea gets worse?

Dec 20, 2010
Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith speaks to Asia Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz about North and South Korea, and how escalating tension between the two countries could affect the global economy.

KushCon attracts crowds in Denver

Dec 20, 2010
Denver hosted the world's biggest marijuana trade show, KushCon. The convention featured cooking classes, Santa Claus and thousands of attendees. Zachary Barr reports.

UK may be using the Wall Street rules to lure banks across the pond

Dec 20, 2010
After the financial crisis, regulators pushed banks to raise their base pay -- to reduce the bonuses that encouraged risk. The UK may be using those new Wall Street rules to lure more banking operations across the pond.

Online shopping hurts Australian economy

Dec 20, 2010
The Australian government will investigate online shopping practices. The weak U.S. dollar has made shopping on American websites more efficient, and the practices are cutting into Australia's bottom line.

Ernst and Young may face charges for their role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers

Dec 20, 2010
New York prosecutors are reportedly saying Ernst and Young helped the now defunct investment bank hide billions in losses. Eve Troeh has more.

FDA is setting rules for drug companies to advertise with social media

Dec 20, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration is hammering out rules for drug companies that want to advertise on social media sites. And the drug makers themselves are actually on board. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Iranian government to raise product prices

Dec 20, 2010
In Iran, the government there has announced it'll raise prices on everyday products, including fuel, cooking oil, and bread. Security forces today flooded the streets of Tehran warning Iranians not to protest the price hikes.

What to expect with Ernst and Young

Dec 20, 2010
Marketplace host Stacey Vanek Smith speaks to Francine McKenna and Julia Coronado about Ernst and Young and the financial collapse.
A Lehman Brothers sign at the company's annex office in New York City.
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The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC