Segments From this episode
The price of coffee, the world's second-most traded commodity, has been rising due to a projected shortage. But the recession may help coffee fans troubled by steeper cups. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
To get its $15 billion loan, the auto industry has to devise a restructuring deadline and deal with a car czar. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Dan Grech about what's being negotiated in the deal.
Rio Tinto, the world's second-largest producer of iron ore, will be shedding over 14,000 jobs and selling some mines to help pay off some of its multibillion-dollar debt. Stephen Beard reports.
President-elect Obama wants part of an economic stimulus package spent on green initiatives. One group is looking at improving man-made infrastructure with the environment in mind. Sarah Gardner reports.
The heads of Ford have stepped out of the plan for the auto industry bailout, saying they don't need the money. But why was Ford able to jump ship and not GM or Chrysler? Dan Grech explores a critical company move.
Muslim pilgrims flocked to the annual five-day Hajj in Saudi Arabia this year in record numbers, though the number of American pilgrims dwindled due to the economy. Shopkeepers also did well. Daniel Estrin reports.
Congress and the White House worked together through the night to get a proposal together for a rescue of the auto industry. Steve Chiotakis gives us a quick update with the White House's bottom line.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 10, 2008