Dec 22, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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It's still the best time to buy a house

Dec 22, 2009
The National Association of Realtors is expected to report better home sales numbers than a year ago. But even though sales might be picking up, there are still plenty of bargains to be found. Sally Herships reports.

Saying farewell to the 'Awful Aughts'

Dec 22, 2009
As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, Steve Chiotakis talks with Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan to try to characterize the last 10 years.

Jobless benefits put states in a hole

Dec 22, 2009
Many states have exhausted the funds set aside for jobless benefits. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman explains what they are doing to keep payments flowing to the unemployed.

Small bankers receive mixed messages

Dec 22, 2009
Community bankers are meeting with President Obama today, who is encouraging the group to make more loans. But regulators are telling small bankers to conserve. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

WTO rules restrict media in China

Dec 22, 2009
Beijing said it regrets a decision by the World Trade Organization that sides against China on market restrictions made against certain media providers. Scott Tong reports how these rules restrict Hollywood.

Dredging up conflict on Delaware River

Dec 22, 2009
Environmentalists are fighting those who want to deepen the Delaware River, siting the release of harmful toxins into the water. But Philadelphia port authority officials say the move is necessary to stay competitive. Joel Rose reports.

U.K. OK's Ticketmaster-Live Nation deal

Dec 22, 2009
British regulators have given the green light to a proposed merger between Ticketmaster and concert producer Live Nation. U.K. fears lifted that such a deal would lessen competition, but the U.S. has yet to decide. Stephen Beard reports.

Apple wants you to watch TV online

Dec 22, 2009
Apple is reportedly in talks to offer programming from CBS and the Walt Disney Company, owner of ABC and other networks. Jennifer Collins reports on the latest in the Internet TV race.

3rd-quarter GDP lower than expected

Dec 22, 2009
National Gross Domestic Product was revised lower for the third quarter. The number wasn't quite as robust as originally anticipated. Steve Chiotakis talks with analyst Juli Niemann at Smith, Moore and Company.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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