Dec 7, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Obama and Republicans come to an agreement on taxes

Dec 7, 2010
Obama announced he has reached an agreement with Republicans over taxes. The deal will keep the Bush-era tax rates the same for all Americans for two years, in exchange for a handful of credits and cuts the President wanted.

In Cancun, an American company runs on biofuel

Dec 7, 2010
The climate summit continues down in Cancun Mexico. Scott Tong reports on one American company and what it wants out of Cancun.

Transocean may have misinterpreted key indicators on a European oil rig

Dec 7, 2010
The company that owned the oil rig which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the BP oil disaster, had a near miss in Europe just four months before.

Brookings Institution examines the Great Recession at the city level

Dec 7, 2010
A new survey by the Brookings Institution, called the Global MetroMonitor, highlights 150 of the world's biggest metro areas. It looks at how those areas were doing before and after the global economic downturn. Steve Chiotakis speaks to Alan Berube of the Brookings Institute about the study.

How does extending tax cuts and jobless benefits affect the deficit?

Dec 7, 2010
Jeremy Hobson speaks to Diane Lim Rogers about Obama's announcement to extend tax cuts and jobless benefits, and what that means to America's deficit.

Should we be calling the deal to extend the tax cuts a "stimulus package?"

Dec 7, 2010
If the deal survives its trip through Congress the cuts will be extended for all income levels for two years. That's something Republicans wanted. Juli Niemann explains.

Treasury sells the last of its Citigroup shares

Dec 7, 2010
Taxpayers own a lot less of Citigroup, one of the banks that got the most bailout money during the financial crisis. The Treasury Department sold the last of its common shares yesterday. David Gura explains.

David Leonhardt on Obama's new "stimulus plan"

Dec 7, 2010
President Obama said last night, in exchange for extending unemployment benefits and deepening tax cuts for the middle class, he'll allow tax cuts for the highest-earning Americans to continue for two years. David Leonhardt explains.

What's in an area code?

Dec 8, 2010
Your area code can say a lot about you: where you are, how long you've been there, if you're using a cell phone or a landline. But now, as more and more people get phones, the number of area codes are increasing. How does that change the area code culture? Alisa Roth reports.

The economic impact behind elderly driving

Dec 8, 2010
Many states are beginning to rethink the ways of testing elderly drivers at the DMV. When is the right time to take away the keys? It all might have more of an economic impact than you think. Gregory Warner reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC