Segments From this episode
Energy companies are annually required to report the size of their reserves by year's end to determine what is economically feasible. This process could make oil prices drop even further. Sam Eaton reports.
With the Fed interest rate nearly at zero, what else can it do to turn around the economy? Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan, who explains how Ben Bernanke got the nickname "Helicopter Ben."
For some professional Santas, authenticity is key. That's why they maintain their character even in the offseason -- from the white beard to the jolly belly. Monica Brady-Myerov asked some real Santas what motivates them.
Mortgage statistics come out this morning that include numbers of homeowners renegotiating their mortgages. But are the loan modifications effective? Dan Grech reports why these loans have been criticized for not working.
A number of fast-food chains have recently added oatmeal to the menu. The breakfast staple is a cheaper alternative to the three-egg omelette, and a favorite of Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman, who found a good oatmeal in Portland.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 22, 2008