Nov 24, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 24, 2011

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This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.

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Ocean Spray CEO on cranberries during the holiday season

Nov 24, 2011
A lot of cranberries are being consumed on this holiday. Ocean Spray's CEO Randy Papadellis talks about how the company is coping with higher commodity prices and the state of the global economy.

Groupon's stock price falling

Nov 24, 2011
The online deal company's price has fallen well below its IPO price. But this has more to do with Groupon than it does with the tech sector.

Ireland seeks debt relief help from Europe

Nov 24, 2011
Ireland's banks were bailed out last year, but now it says it needs more money from Europe to help cover the costs of that bailout.

Google wants to light up your home

Nov 24, 2011
Google is teaming up with the Lighting Science Group to create an LED bulb that can be controlled by an Android phone.

Leaders plan to change E.U. treaties to help solve crisis

Nov 24, 2011
Leaders of France, Italy and Germany are meeting in Strasbourg, and here's the headline: They want to change E.U. treaties so they can better deal with the debt crisis.

PODCAST: The cranberry industry, no Thanksgiving for Europe

Nov 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.

Eurozone leaders meet in France

Nov 24, 2011
Leaders meet in France today to hear the new Italian leader's plan for spending cuts, but the topic of conversation might quickly switch to Germany.

Mid-day Extra: More on the cranberry industry

Nov 24, 2011
Today is Thanksgiving, and to celebrate -- and check in on the state of the markets for popular Thanksgiving foods -- we went to the CEO of Ocean Spray. Here is the extended version of the conversation.

Euro leaders could up pressure on Germany

Nov 24, 2011
After yesterday's disastrous bond sale in Germany, leaders meet today in Europe to continue talks on extending the power of the European Central Bank.

College graduates in China, like the U.S., face high unemployment

Nov 24, 2011
In China, the government is considering phasing out college majors that don't allow students to find work after graduation.

Angela Merkel: European Central Bank won't change

Nov 24, 2011
European leaders met in France today to try to make headway on the ongoing debt crisis there. German Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged from those meetings unmoved.

Discount stores edging out food banks for goods

Nov 24, 2011
Food producers are increasingly selling their mislabeled and soon-to-be expired goods to discount stores instead of giving to food banks.

This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home — with lightbulbs, that is.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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