Dec 31, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 31, 2009

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China-ASEAN free trade starts new year

Dec 31, 2009
Duties on some 7,000 products traded between China and Southeast Asia are going away on New Year's Day as the countries form a trade bloc rivaling NAFTA or the E.U. But some Indonesian vendors are worried. Scott Tong reports.

Nexus One will be iPhone competitor

Dec 31, 2009
With features like a touchscreen, wi-fi Web access and apps galore, Google's Nexus One smart phone is in line to be a hard rival to Apple's iPhone. Mitchell Hartman explores why certain features may offer up the tough competition.

Why are we looking at Glass-Steagall?

Dec 31, 2009
Experts are looking to the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 as they try to assess what went wrong with the financial system. Bill Radke explores just what that is with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

In U.K., no bankers in shining armor

Dec 31, 2009
British bankers usually receive honors around this time of year for their service to the country's economy. But this year, bankers are in disgrace, and won't be granted the titles of Lord, Lady, Dame or Sir. Stephen Beard reports.

Clearer mortgages in the new year

Dec 31, 2009
Mortgage lenders will have to provide clearer disclosure of all the costs of a loan in the new year. But the industry isn't sure it's equipped to handle the new rules. Alisa Roth reports.

Jitters still loom in wine industry

Dec 31, 2009
If you're planning on drinking wine tonight to celebrate the New Year, you'll be helping what some view to still be a shaky U.S. wine industry. Kaomi Goetz gets input from wine producers in Napa County.

Jobless claims fall to 17-month low

Dec 31, 2009
The number of workers filing new applications for jobless benefits fell last week to the lowest level in 17 months. Bill Radke explores whether or not this is significant with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC