Dec 21, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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As Spain gears up for new leadership, the European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. During the holidays, consumers generate as much as 25 percent more waste from packaging, unused holiday cards…

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The Super Bowl gets ready for streaming

Dec 21, 2011
For the first time this year, the Super Bowl will be available for online and mobile streaming.

PODCAST: A mobile Super Bowl, ECB plan exceeds expectations

Dec 21, 2011
As Spain gears up for new leadership, the European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. During the holidays, consumers generate as much as 25 percent more waste from packaging, unused holiday cards…
This winter, the Super Bowl party goes on the road. The NFL championship game will be available to stream on mobile phones.
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Mid-day Extra: Are payroll tax cuts bad for business?

Dec 21, 2011
We hear more from Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on why he decided to not vote for the two month payroll tax extension that was passed in the Senate.

TSA officials form holiday chorus at LAX

Dec 21, 2011
The Transportation Security Administration has had a rough year, but now employees at Los Angeles International Airport have joined together to bring a little holiday cheer.

Banks take advantage of ECB lending

Dec 21, 2011
The European Central Bank initiated a plan to stop a credit crunch in Europe, and demand for cheap money has exceeded expectations.

Making airlines pay for carbon dioxide emissions

Dec 21, 2011
The European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. U.S. opponents say the permit fees would be better spent on new, more efficient aircraft.

Homes for less than $10,000

Dec 21, 2011
The housing bust has driven down home prices. In some neighborhoods in Atlanta, they're even cheaper than a used car.

When the holiday season means more waste

Dec 21, 2011
During the holidays, consumers generate about 25 percent more waste than the rest of the year -- that's a million tons a week of extra stuff. Here are some tips on how to try and keep the waste low.

Spain's new prime minister will tackle debt, unemployment

Dec 21, 2011
Mariano Rajoy has been elected the new prime minister in Spain, and he will soon have to find solutions to the country's dire debt and unemployment problems.

Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on the payroll tax cut

Dec 21, 2011
We hear from one member of the U.S. House as to why he did not vote for the two month payroll tax cut extension.

Payroll tax cut could expire on Jan. 1

Dec 21, 2011
No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.

Wendy's set to take down Burger King as no. 2 in U.S.

Dec 21, 2011
Wendy's appears set to overtake Burger King as the 2nd most-loved burger chain in the U.S., behind McDonald's. What is the company doing so right?

European banks' overwhelming response to ECB plan

Dec 21, 2011
The news that more banks than expected are putting a hand out for help from the European Central Bank had markets on a roller coaster today.

As Spain gears up for new leadership, the European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. During the holidays, consumers generate as much as 25 percent more waste from packaging, unused holiday cards and wrapping paper, and other seasonal items. In some Atlanta neighborhoods, houses are selling for under 10,000 — less than the price of many used cars.

The team

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