Nov 30, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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TARP pricetag updated to $25 billion

Nov 30, 2010
Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as TARP, was expected to cost taxpayers $700 billion. Now we have an updated cost of just $25 billion. Gregory Warner explains.

Calculating the cost of catastrophes

Nov 30, 2010
Swiss Re, and insurer, has issued a report, saying that the cost of this year's global catastrophes is $220 billion. Christopher Werth has more.

Could there be more fees in the future for Netflix users?

Nov 30, 2010
Comcast is slapping new fees on Level 3 communications -- that's the company that helps Netflix stream video to customers. The new fees could increase the price we pay to stream movies online. Gregory Warner explains.

Google faces new European investigation

Nov 30, 2010
European investigators opened an inquiry into whether Google illegally pushes competitors out of its search results. It's the first major investigation into the online company's business practices.

Democrats work to extend jobless benefits

Nov 30, 2010
Democrats have been trying to pass a $12 billion package that would extend jobless relief for millions of Americans. Republicans have so far said no because the package would add to the deficit. Juli Niemann has more.

Would you buy a "botox apple"?

Dec 1, 2010
As food safety moves toward the legislature, bioengineers are already creating new kinds of foods to regulate. Take the "botox apple," which won't brown after cutting. Will genetically modified food catch on? Sarah Gardner reports.

Ireland gets magical with leprechaun museum

Dec 1, 2010
Considering its current economic crisis, Ireland seems a unlikely choice for a new public attraction. But for those who believe that a little magic can help tough times, there's the new National Leprechaun Museum, the world's first to honor the small being.

Small businesses see benefits in going green

Dec 1, 2010
While the U.N. summit in Cancun undertakes big environmental initiatives, some small businesses are already taking up the green cause. What they're discovering is that beyond the environmental factors, going green is helping out their bottom line, too.

Lack of unemployment funding could hurt local businesses

Dec 1, 2010
Funding for unemployment benefits officially runs out today, although Democrats are pushing for a $12 billion extension. In the meantime, the two million long-term unemployed could find themselves cutting back drastically, and this could affect local businesses in a big way.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC