Dec 23, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 23, 2010

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China sees the Eurozone as a major investment market

Dec 23, 2010
A senior Chinese official said he sees the Eurozone as a major market for investment. Could Chinese investment solve Europe's economic woes? Stephen Beard explains.

Americans receive 2.25 billion credit card offers in 2010

Dec 23, 2010
Plastic is back. And a new study shows Americans got a lot more credit card offers this year than last year. Eve Troeh explains.

Consumer spending rose in November for the fifth straight month

Dec 23, 2010
Consumers were feeling slightly more confident last month, which also helped boost the manufacturing sector. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economist Diane Swonk.

Onion crisis hits India

Dec 23, 2010
There is an onion crisis in India. Onions are a primary ingredient in the making of the all important curry dish. Prices have more than doubled in the last few days.

Can Facebook succeed in China?

Dec 24, 2010
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has before expressed his interest in bringing the social network to China, but he does face some obstacles. Steve Henn reports.

High oil prices could deter improving economy

Dec 24, 2010
Gasoline prices are rising all across the U.S., and some are worried that consumers may begin to rein in their spending as a result, and bring the improving economy down again. John Dimsdale reports.

The political buzzwords of 2010

Dec 24, 2010
Earmark, pork barrel, filibuster: we hear these words all the time in politics, but where did they come from? Steve Chiotakis talks to the Oxford English Dictionary's Jesse Sheidlower.

Nintendo's Wii is already outdated

Dec 24, 2010
Nintendo's wireless Wii system was a big hit a couple years ago, appealing most to usual non-gamers for its ease. But this season, sales are down nearly a quarter. Sally Herships reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC