Segments From this episode
The price of cocoa has been steadily rising in London as other commodities fall. Supply and demand are one reason, as is the need for that mug of hot cocoa or chocolate bar. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London.
The annual Christmas market at the Cologne cathedral in Germany draws tourists from around the world. And despite the economic downturn, many are still willing to splurge on the market's homemade goods. Emily Schwing reports.
OPEC has vowed to make further cuts in production to help raise the price of oil. But Bob Moon reports the cartel can only really influence supply, and there's nothing they can do about crude's falling price.
Millions of New York City residents rely on the subway to get around. But as it continues to lose money, the MTA may soon have to hike it's $2 ride fare up to $3. Jeremy Hobson gets commuters' reactions.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 24, 2008