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Dec 30, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Predictions for China in 2009

Dec 30, 2008
A few months ago, some analysts were claiming China's buying power could save the world. Today, prospects don't seem as cheerful. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about the outlook for China next year.

Confidence could take another year

Dec 30, 2008
The start of a new year is a great time to adopt a positive attitude, and no one needs that boost now more than consumers. But building up consumer confidence again could take awhile. Bob Moon reports 2009 will be a year of recovery.

GMAC now part of the bank bailout

Dec 30, 2008
Since GMAC was allowed to become a stand-alone bank, the Bush administration has included it in the bank bailout. Steve Henn explains how the finance arm of General Motors started expanding service beyond car loans.

Packed doctors' offices aren't healthy

Dec 30, 2008
As the year ends, doctors' offices are filling up with patients cramming in last-minute visits after they've met their annual deductible. Danielle Karson reports how this affects the quality of patient care.

Carmakers strategize for new year

Dec 30, 2008
As the auto industry looks ahead towards the next 12 months, even strong foreign companies have to readjust their original profit forecasts. Steve Chiotakis reviews carmakers' 2009 outlook with Marketplace's Alisa Roth.

The rise and fall of Gazprom

Dec 30, 2008
Russian natural gas giant Gazprom thrived in the first half of the year, but fell sharply from July on. Stephen Beard reports Gazprom's year ahead is looking grim.

Trouble for clean tech investment

Dec 30, 2008
Investment in alternative energy has stabilized despite the current recession. But investors are worried "clean tech" could be in trouble next year. Sam Eaton reports all eyes are on the Obama administration.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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