Dec 14, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Lower court judge declares part of Obama's healthcare law unconstitutional

Dec 14, 2010
It looks like President Obama's healthcare law will be decided by the Supreme Court. Yesterday a lower court judge declared part of the law unconstitutional. Janet Babin has more.

Ireland bans bank bonuses

Dec 14, 2010
Ireland's Finance Minister has banned Allied Irish Bank from giving its employees $53 million in staff bonuses. Stephen Beard explains.

Britain trims its Christmas tree budget

Dec 14, 2010
Last year, the British treasury tree cost $1,400. This year, the UK finance minister tried to cut that cost, and met resistance.

Congressional report says TARP mortgage modification program has not been effective

Dec 14, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Ted Kaufman, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, about TARP's mortgage modification program, and the status of TARP.

JC Penney opens a new store -- on Facebook

Dec 14, 2010
Department store JC Penney wants to turn Facebook fans into shoppers. It's one of the first major retailers to launch a web-store inside Facebook. Janet Babin has more.

Commerce Department announces fifth straight month of rising retail numbers

Dec 14, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore and Company, about retail numbers and Best Buy's retail struggles.

Federal mortgage modification program HAMP takes criticism

Dec 14, 2010
There is more criticism for a federal mortgage modification program included in the TARP bailout. TARP's congressional watchdog says HAMP has left billions of federal dollars unspent and millions of homeowners dissatisfied. Janet Babin reports.

What do today's retail numbers mean for the holiday season?

Dec 14, 2010
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Marshall Cohen, chief retail analyst with the NPD Group about what today's retail numbers mean for the holidays, and this year's holiday shopping trends.

Sensors to replace airport runway marshalers

Dec 14, 2010
Anyone who's been at an airport is familiar with the marshalers, the workers with wands guiding planes around the runways. But now American Airlines has begun using sensors as a way to guide planes. Are marshalers in danger of losing their jobs?

This year's movies kept viewers guessing

Dec 15, 2010
Hollywood's awards season is about to start. Looking back on this year's film, one trend sticks out: the questioning of facts -- even in documentaries. And it seems like filmgoers liked it.

Mass transit tax break could provide numerous benefits

Dec 15, 2010
The mass transit tax break would allow commuters to write off up to $230 per month for using public transportation like buses or van pools. And as David Gura reports, it could help out the economy in a lot of other ways too.

Gordon Brown on what went wrong with globalization

Dec 15, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks to former U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown about the beginnings of the financial crisis and about Brown's new book, "Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization."

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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