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Dec 15, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Wealthy want estate tax to extend

Dec 15, 2009
A group of some of America's wealthiest people are campaigning for the federal estate tax, which affects estates larger than $3.5 million, to extend beyond 2011. The tax will raise $14 billion this year alone. Brett Neely reports.

Changing climate means changing risk

Dec 15, 2009
Reinsurers are looking at climate change by determining how changing environment affects covered areas and properties. Steve Chiotakis talks to David Bresch of Swiss Reinsurance Company, who is tackling the issue at the Copenhagen summit.

A turbulent outlook ahead for airlines

Dec 15, 2009
According to a new report by the the International Air Transport Association, the airline industry is expected to lose $5.6 billion next year. Jeremy Hobson explores trouble spots and where there may actually be profit.

State budgets reeling from recession

Dec 15, 2009
State programs across the board have suffered from budget cuts made to balance out the recession. And next year will be even trickier for states as public needs rise and states try to stand without the help of stimulus money. Alisa Roth reports.

Countries close to deforestation pact

Dec 15, 2009
Though money issues have created a chasm between rich and poor countries at the Copenhagen summit, groups are close to an agreement on incentives to control unfettered logging. Bill Radke gets more details from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

Transparency for credit-default swaps

Dec 15, 2009
The owner of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is scheduled to launch a new service today aimed at making the business of credit-default swaps more transparent. Amy Scott reports.

Should we worry about inflation?

Dec 15, 2009
A key measure of wholesale inflation rose last month at about double the rate economists were expecting. Bill Radke talks with economist Chris Low at FTN Financial about Producer Price Index and why we shouldn't worry about inflation.

Christmas from the frontlines of FedEx

Dec 15, 2009
With the Christmas shipping deadline looming, today is the busiest day of the entire year for FedEx. What's the chaos like for those workers? Bill Radke talks with Greg Mullgaard, a manager at FedEx's hub at Los Angeles International Airport.

Schwarzenegger lauds transformation

Dec 15, 2009
Addressing the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's speech highlighted the power of transformation and new ideas. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC