Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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FedEx releases its profits this morning. FedEx and other shipping companies are hoping for a bounce this holiday season. Among the factors playing in their favor is the calendar -- just 26 days -- because Thanksgiving is so close to Christmas, this year.  FedEx hopes people might have to rely on speedier and pricier shipping options. And, as we look at the future of coal this week, one group that's not much of a fan of the coal industry right now are Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Fifty-seven tribes in the region have come together to oppose plans to build coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington State. Marketplace Morning Report looks at one tribe's fight in Washington against what could become the largest coal export terminal in North America.

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Lummi tribe objects to coal terminal in Washington

Nov 27, 2013
Fifty-seven Native American tribes in the Pacific Northwest have come together to oppose plans to build coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington State.

A shorter holiday season may mean a very Merry Xmas for FedEx and UPS

Dec 18, 2013
Will shippers like FedEx and UPS benefit from the shortened holiday shopping season?
FedEx may benefit from a shorter holiday season this year. Above, FedEx couriers sort packages before starting their holiday delivery routes in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Banks crack down on multitrader chatrooms

Dec 18, 2013
JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank are prohibiting the use of some chat rooms amid ongoing investigations of currency manipulation. The move comes after UBS’s investment banking arm did the same last month.
JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and UBS are cracking down on traders using the chat feature on their Bloomberg terminals, like the one above.
Flickr user Guilhem Vellut/Creative Commons

Look into the 2014 financial crystal ball

Dec 18, 2013
Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan makes his predictions for 2014

One giant talent agency to swallow another

Dec 18, 2013
The talent agency William Morris Endeavor has made a deal to buy rival agency IMG Worldwide for a cool $2.4 billion.
The talent agency William Morris Endeavor is reportedly near a deal to buy rival agency IMG Worldwide for a cool $2.4 billion. Above, IMG client Tim Tebow.
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

PODCAST: Banks make chatrooms verboten for traders

Dec 18, 2013
JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank are prohibiting the use of some chat rooms amid ongoing investigations of currency manipulation. Ukraine is welcoming a $15 billion early holiday gift from Russia.

FedEx releases its profits this morning. FedEx and other shipping companies are hoping for a bounce this holiday season. Among the factors playing in their favor is the calendar — just 26 days — because Thanksgiving is so close to Christmas, this year.  FedEx hopes people might have to rely on speedier and pricier shipping options. And, as we look at the future of coal this week, one group that’s not much of a fan of the coal industry right now are Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Fifty-seven tribes in the region have come together to oppose plans to build coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington State. Marketplace Morning Report looks at one tribe’s fight in Washington against what could become the largest coal export terminal in North America.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC