Nov 26, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 26, 2012

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Worries grow as the currrent extension of unemployment benefits gets closer to its expiry at the end of the year. Expecting an end to daily publication, Cleveland Plain Dealer journalists are trying to get public support before cuts are announced. And…

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Worries grow over cuts to unemployment aid

Nov 26, 2012
During the recession, Congress lengthened unemployment aid to a maximum of 99 weeks. If not renewed, the current extension will expire at the end of the year.

Cleveland Plain Dealer reporters launch pre-emptive strike

Nov 26, 2012
Expecting an end to daily publication, the paper's journalists are trying to get public support before cuts are announced.

Cadbury to release non-melting chocolate bar

Nov 26, 2012
Cadbury, which is now owned by Kraft Foods, has developed a chocolate bar resistant to heat up 104 degrees.

Detroit on verge of bankruptcy... again

Nov 26, 2012
An internal scuffle between Detroit's city council and the state of Michigan could drive the Motor City's budget into a big ditch.

Stock market tumbles as Morsi expands powers

Nov 26, 2012
As President Morsi works to resolve tensions over his expanded powers, confidence in Egypt's government and economy falters.

Company seeks American cheese 'revolution'

Nov 26, 2012
Health-conscious cheesemaker Organic Valley wants in the multi-billion market for American cheese.

Republicans begin to chip away at anti-tax pledge

Nov 26, 2012
Several prominent Republicans are backing away from a pledge made to the anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, which could make 'fiscal cliff' negotiations easier.

The changing face of Cyber Monday

Nov 26, 2012
Before smartphones or super fast at home Internet, millions of Americans would return from their Thanksgiving weekends to high-speed Internet at work and get busy shopping.

Black Friday may not reflect overall holiday shopping

Nov 26, 2012
Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?

Facing the 'climate cliff'

Nov 26, 2012
As the Kyoto Protocol nears its expiry, leaders from around the world will come together in for the United Nations yearly climate talks to discuss a new global deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Mary Schapiro: The woman who 'saved the SEC'

Nov 26, 2012
Mary Schapiro, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced that she will leave her position. Schapiro took her post at the SEC just after the financial crisis and is credited with helping to craft reforms to prevent future economic…

PODCAST: Schapiro steps down and is holiday spending up?

Nov 26, 2012
Mary Schapiro is stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission next month. Did you shop on Black Friday? Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year. And today is Cyber Monday, known…

Worries grow as the currrent extension of unemployment benefits gets closer to its expiry at the end of the year. Expecting an end to daily publication, Cleveland Plain Dealer journalists are trying to get public support before cuts are announced. And an innovation Willy Wonka would be proud of: A new non-melting Cadbury chocolate bar. 

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