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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 21, 2009