Jan 16, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 16, 2012

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World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here…

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Taiwanese re-elect President Ma Ying-jeou

Jan 15, 2012
Voters in Taiwan re-elected President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday. Ma pursues a conciliatory policy toward China, which has welcomed his victory.

PODCAST: The cruise ship industry, more euro downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here…
Firemen patrol near the Costa Concordia cruiseship on January 16, 2012 in the harbor of the Tuscan island of Giglio after it ran aground and keeled over off the Isola del Giglio after hitting underwater rocks on January 13.
ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

Cruise ship industry impacted by disaster

Jan 16, 2012
What will the future hold for the cruise ship industry after a tragedy off the Italian coast?

Mid-day Extra: Banning secondhand underwear sales

Jan 16, 2012
Zimbabwe has banned imports of second hand underwear. The government says it's protecting the health and dignity of Zimbabwean women. But many Zimbabweans aren't happy about the change because they say it's the only underwear many can afford.

U.N. meets to chart future of energy

Jan 16, 2012
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to declare the Year of Renewable Energy for All.

The future of the global car market

Jan 16, 2012
What would the world's roads look like if countries like China and India caught up with the United States?

When a drought is not a drought

Jan 16, 2012
Rain may come (or not). It's all a question of what you do next.

Markets not swayed by big eurozone downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
Countries like France and Austria lost their AAA rating in the last Standard & Poor's downgrade -- so why are the markets relatively flat today?

S&P downgrades France and Austria from AAA rating

Jan 16, 2012
Right after Wall Street closed on Friday, the ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit ratings of nine European countries. France and Austria lost their prized AAA credit ratings.

World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor’s downgrade has hit Europe.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC