Dec 17, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Dems tackle jobs bill before recess

Dec 17, 2009
A $154 billion job-creating bill passed the House last night with a focus on extending benefits, funding local governments and infrastructure. The bill had no Republican support. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Jobs still evade financial workers

Dec 17, 2009
Many former financial employees who found themselves casualties of the recession are still finding they're out of work. Many are ready to take lower-paying jobs to compensate, but Mitchell Hartman reports that may not be necessary.

Corporations' hopes for Copenhagen

Dec 17, 2009
How can addressing environmental issues benefit a company's bottom line? Steve Chiotakis poses the question to Ann Condon, Director and Counsel for General Electric's Environmental, Health and Safety programs.

U.S. backs $100 billion climate fund

Dec 17, 2009
At the U.N. climate change summit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. is ready to give long-term financial aid to poor countries for climate change. But there's a catch. Bill Radke talks with Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

Why the store card may not be worth it

Dec 17, 2009
Retail customers are lured to the store credit card in the check-out line with a 10-20% product discount. But the attractive initial offer may not compensate for the long-term burn. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Will ingenuity save us from doom?

Dec 17, 2009
Some economists believe that humanity is doomed by its ever-dwindling supply of natural resources. Others believe in the power of technological innovations. Bill Radke explores the Malthusian debate with Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell.

Senate approves Bernanke nomination

Dec 17, 2009
The Senate Banking Committee approved Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's renomination to another four-year term by a vote of 16 to 7. Bernanke had supporters and opponents from both major parties, as Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports.

The team

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