Dec 1, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Segments From this episode

Chinese girls just not into Barbie

Dec 1, 2009
Mattel's Barbie flagship store in Shanghai opened in March with ambitious hopes, but now even steep discounts can't push the merchandise off the shelves. Scott Tong explores why the brand isn't adapting to the local culture.

Debate looms over Gitmo in Illinois

Dec 1, 2009
Federal officials have their eye on the Thomson Correctional Center in northwest Illinois as a new home for Guantanamo Bay detainees. Supporters laud the new jobs the move could create, while opponents fear for locals' safety. Joel Rose reports.

Paying for more troops in Afghanistan

Dec 1, 2009
President Obama is expected to announce his Afghanistan strategy and send 30,000 more troops to the country. To pay for it, some Democrats in Congress have proposed a war surtax. Amy Scott reports.

Congress looks at its workplace policies

Dec 1, 2009
Congress is taking another look at the government's workplace policies as it considers offering domestic partner benefits to federal employees. But the wording of some bills could leave room for fraud. Steve Henn reports.

How small stores determine price cuts

Dec 1, 2009
Without sophisticated inventory tracking and market research, smaller stores have to rely on their intuition to stock for the holidays. Mitchell Hartman talks to some retailers in Portland, Ore.

Fears ease a bit around Dubai World

Dec 1, 2009
Some positive developments have eased the Dubai World crisis and knocked down the amount the company wants to restructure. Steve Chiotakis gets the latest from European correspondent Stephen Beard.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC