Nov 26, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Germany extends cut worker payments

Nov 26, 2009
German unemployment is under 8 percent, compared to over 10 percent in the U.S., thanks to a program that pays workers if their employers have to cut working hours. The government has decided to extend the program through 2011. Brett Neely reports.

Food pantry lets hungry be selective

Nov 26, 2009
A food pantry in Philadelphia has found a new way to distribute its goods to the hungry. Designed like a 7-11, clients can walk through the store with a grocery cart and accumulate whatever will fit in the basket. Joel Rose reports.

Facing challenges of feeding the needy

Nov 26, 2009
Supply, funding and price are some of the big challenges facing programs feeding needy Americans. How can food assistance groups overcome these obstacles? Steve Chiotakis talks to Betsy Zeidman of the Milken Institute.

Online hotel deals a hot gift item

Nov 26, 2009
Package deals at hotels are becoming an increasingly popular online gift as chains struggle to put bodies in their rooms. But better take advantage now -- prices will go up by 2011. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

China sets carbon emissions target

Nov 26, 2009
China is the world's largest source of carbon emissions, and now it's putting forth a carbon target in a run-up to next month's climate change talks in Copenhagen. Steve Chiotakis talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai.

Stores push back Black Friday opening

Nov 26, 2009
The Maine Mall in Portland, Maine is opening a lot later this Black Friday than in previous years. And with less merchandise in stock and the need to save on staffing, stores are appreciating the move. Jennifer Collins reports.

A glance at global markets

Nov 26, 2009
Markets are concerned about a proposed restructuring of debt for Dubai World. Steve Chiotakis talks about the move and other international business news with Howard Wheeldon of BGC Partners.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC