Dec 21, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 21, 2009

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Cut your own Christmas tree for $10

Dec 21, 2009
If you don't want to spend $100 on a Christmas tree, head to your local national forest. With a $10 permit and a little brute strength, you can take home the tree of your choice. Shannon Mullen reports.

Carbon market takes a hit after summit

Dec 21, 2009
The U.N. climate change summit ended with a bare minimum agreement on heat-trapping gases and a lower price of carbon in Europe. Stephen Beard explains the carbon market and why some consider the Copenhagen summit a failure.

What to expect from the new health bill

Dec 21, 2009
With the Democrats' push, the Senate voted to move a massive health care bill forward. A final bill could come early in the new year with pros and cons for employers and employees. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Holiday shoppers are procrastinating

Dec 21, 2009
The average consumer has fewer people on their shopping list this holiday season -- though 40% of adults haven't even started their holiday shopping yet. When they are shopping, they're buying refrigerators. Brett Neely reports.

FCC eyes TV airwaves for bandwidth

Dec 21, 2009
The FCC is eyeing TV airwaves for extra bandwidth to put together a national broadband plan ensuring all Americans have high-speed Internet access. But broadcasters have their own plans for that spectrum. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Network news still has an audience

Dec 21, 2009
With news consumption habits changing, network news isn't the juggernaut it used to be. But even though the medium has been losing about a million viewers a year, 23 million are still tuning in every night. Stace Vanek-Smith reports.

Sanofi-Aventis to buy Chattem

Dec 21, 2009
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis is buying Chattem Incorporated, which produces Selsun Blue and Gold Bond products. Bill Radke talks with Les Funtleyder of Miller Tabak + Co. about the nearly $2 billion deal.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC