Dec 29, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 29, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 29, 2008

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Kuwait backs out of Dow deal

Dec 29, 2008
Dow Chemical has been planning a multibillion-dollar joint venture with Kuwait, but plummeting oil prices have led Kuwaitis to back out of the deal. Steve Henn reports on the impact that Kuwait's decision will have on Dow.

Yes, we can buy things again

Dec 29, 2008
Advertisers aren't expected to spend a lot in the forthcoming year, but with the money they do spend they hope to get consumers spending again. Andrea Gardner reports one approach is to use what worked in the presidential election.

Focusing on the year to come

Dec 29, 2008
With all we've been through in the markets this past year, who really wants to do an annual review? This week, we're concentrating on the future. Scott Jagow looks at what could be ahead with Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Poll: Euro stands to dominate by 2014

Dec 29, 2008
A poll conducted in part by The Financial Times shows most continental Europeans believe the euro will be the world's number one currency before 2014. Stephen Beard reports the poll speaks of the decline of the dollar.

Oil investors aren't very pumped

Dec 29, 2008
Oil prices may be falling, but Wall Street investors aren't jumping at any opportunities in the oil market like they once were. Part of the reason is that prices are unrealistically low. Bob Moon reports.

After 40 years, Sesame Street still sells

Dec 29, 2008
Four decades is an impressive span for any TV show. But as Sesame Street turns 40, perhaps one of its most impressive attributes is that it still sells big, even in a recession. Sam Eaton explores why.

Gaza bombings a boon for smugglers

Dec 29, 2008
Israeli air strikes continue to hit Gaza, and over the weekend 40 underground tunnels on the Egyptian border were bombed. Daniel Estrin reports some smugglers stand to make good money off of the crisis.

Obama set on new energy economy

Dec 29, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama has promised to make alternative energy a leading priority. What will that entail? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about renewable energy's potential economic role.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC