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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 31, 2009