Dec 16, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Taiwan forging ahead as IT titan

Dec 16, 2009
Taiwanese company Acer's mini laptop is the top brand for netbooks this holiday season, and the brand's overall success is just one indicator of the strength of Taiwan's tech sector. Scott Tong reports.

Copenhagen conference president quits

Dec 16, 2009
The president of the Copenhagen conference has suddenly resigned. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why the move on is a bad sign for summit negotiations.

IRS gave Citigroup quiet exemption

Dec 16, 2009
Citigroup may have had more motivation to free itself from government debt than the pressure to keep up with other big Wall Street banks. Bill Radke talks with Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about a quiet IRS exemption.

Why BP is scaling back on renewables

Dec 16, 2009
Britain's BP invested more than $1 billion in renewable energies last year, but this year its investment will drop significantly. Bill Radke talks with BP's Howard Chase about what could turn that decision around.

Summit gives protesters cold shoulder

Dec 16, 2009
Protesters at the Copenhagen summit are being met with riot police and tear gas as they try to represent a voice they say isn't being heard in the Bella Center. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton, who is at the scene.

Microsoft offers Web browser options

Dec 16, 2009
European regulators dropped their antitrust case against Microsoft after the company agreed to offer customers a choice of rival Web browsers. Steve Chiotakis gets details from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

Will House sanctions work on Iran?

Dec 16, 2009
The House passed a bill strengthening sanctions against Iran in an effort to step up pressure on the country to end its nuclear weapons program. Brett Neely explores what's involved in the bill.

Prices flat beyond energy, food

Dec 16, 2009
A report out today indicates that while Americans paid more for energy and food in November, most other prices were flat. Steve Chiotakis talks about the consumer price index rose with Richard DeKaser of Woodley Park Research.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC