Dec 29, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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GM offers deals on discontinued cars

Dec 29, 2009
To help move inventory, General Motors is offering incentives to dealers on discontinued brands such as Pontiac and Saturn. Bill Radke talks with Marketplace's Alisa Roth about whether or not this is a deal for car buyers.

SEC considers financial adviser rules

Dec 29, 2009
The SEC wants to prohibit investment advisers from making political contributions to win state business. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Fox, Time Warner in fees ad war

Dec 29, 2009
Fox is threatening to pull some of its most popular programming from Time Warner if the cable company doesn't pay higher carriage fees. Both companies have taken the fight to the forefront by airing ads on the dispute. Mitchell Hartman reports.

FTSE 100 regains pre-Lehman footing

Dec 29, 2009
Today's high of London's FTSE 100 brings the index back to where it was before Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy last year. Stephen Beard delves into why London is surpassing Wall Street on the market stage.

Shred away bad karma for the new year

Dec 29, 2009
Want to forget about bad 401K statements or the loss of your job to start afresh in the new year? You're not alone. Participants in Good Riddance Day gathered in New York City to run their woes through a giant shredder. Rafael Cohen reports.

You gotta go the distance for flyer miles

Dec 29, 2009
If you're up in the air this week, you might find some people flying with you who are trying to squeeze in as many miles as they can before the end of the year. Jeremy Hobson explores the perks of frequent flyer miles.

Housing prices continue to rise

Dec 29, 2009
The Case Shiller Index reports that in October, housing prices rose for the fifth straight month -- though they're still down from last year. Bill Radke gets more from analyst Julie Niemann of Smith, Moore & Company.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC