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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday December 24, 2014
Dec 24, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday December 24, 2014

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Airing on Wednesday December 24, 2014: More on news that South Korea has indicted the CEO of Uber. And ahead of the final Jobless Claims report for 2014, we take a final look at holiday hiring and its impact on the overall jobs numbers. Plus, in the wake of the Russian economic meltdown, we explore whether or not Russians are taking their money and panic-buying properties in London as a way to safeguard their money.

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Some of Santa's elves are also lumberjacks

Dec 24, 2014
One entrepreneur in Minnesota is hand delivering trees, dressed as an elf.

Holiday hiring could be at its highest since 2000

Dec 24, 2014
Strong seasonal retail hiring boosts the spending power of American consumers.

Ruble woes spark London house-buying spree

Dec 24, 2014
Rich Russians eager to move their money are snapping up pricey London houses.

Travel snafus delight retailers

Dec 24, 2014
A look at who wins when travelers are the losers.

PODCAST: Christmas tree economy

Dec 24, 2014
A look ahead to markets in 2015, Uber in South Korea, and trees delivered by elves.

Airing on Wednesday December 24, 2014: More on news that South Korea has indicted the CEO of Uber. And ahead of the final Jobless Claims report for 2014, we take a final look at holiday hiring and its impact on the overall jobs numbers. Plus, in the wake of the Russian economic meltdown, we explore whether or not Russians are taking their money and panic-buying properties in London as a way to safeguard their money.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC