Dec 24, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 24, 2012

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Flying may have lost its glamour, but Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. President Obama and lawmakers have left Washington for Christmas. But with no deal on the fiscal cliff, it's a working holiday. And…

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Congress contemplates temporary fix to avoid fiscal cliff

Dec 24, 2012
President Obama and lawmakers have left Washington for Christmas. But with no fiscal cliff deal in sight, Congress may end up with a working holiday.

2012 was a costly year for severe weather

Dec 24, 2012
Losses from hurricanes, tornadoes, drought and other severe weather events totaled more than any other year besides 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina.

A merry Oyler Christmas

Dec 24, 2012
Poverty is the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
Oyler kids take turns telling the big guy what they'd like for Christmas.  The local community delivers on the presents.
Amy Scott

Delta swamped with flight attendant applicants

Dec 24, 2012
Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. Flying may have lost its glamour, but a job in the skies has other benefits.

Mario Monti open to leading Italy again

Dec 24, 2012
The outgoing Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, has said he would would be prepared to head up any new government committed to his economic reforms.

A look ahead at Washington's 2013 agenda

Dec 24, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations will likely dominate the conversation in the weeks ahead, but what economic issues will Washington be talking about the rest of 2013?

Egypt downgraded as political tensions continue

Dec 24, 2012
Vital austerity measures could be harder to push through in Egypt as political unrest continues.

Economic signals mixed as year comes to a close

Dec 24, 2012
Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to worry markets, but end of the year holiday sales are bringing some cheer to the economy.

PODCAST: Mystery bill, Egypt credit goes downhill

Dec 24, 2012
What’s next for Washington in 2013? An interesting twist, in the murky politics of Italy. Egypt gets downgraded. And the mystery of the one-thousand dollar bill Salvation Army donation continues.

Flying may have lost its glamour, but Delta has at least 22,000 applicants for 400 flight attendant openings. President Obama and lawmakers have left Washington for Christmas. But with no deal on the fiscal cliff, it’s a working holiday. And at Oyler School in Cincinnati, Ohio, poverty may be the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC