Dec 31, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Housing recovery slow but steady

Dec 31, 2008
Experts have varying opinions on where the housing market is going to go in 2009. We asked our Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon to weigh in. He tells Scott Jagow how real estate might recover in the new year.

Champagne sales not so bubbly

Dec 31, 2008
Champagne sales are down as tapped drinkers cut spending on luxury items. But flat demand has caused a buyers market for bubbly as steep discounts are on the rise. Jean-Luc Renault reports.

Madoff case could spur new regulation

Dec 31, 2008
Bernard Madoff's victims should know soon how much money they can recover from his scheme. Meanwhile, investors are suing hedge funds for putting their money into his fund, and that could prompt more regulation. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Bernard Madoff walks down Lexington Ave to his apartment in New York City
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Viacom at odds with Time Warner

Dec 31, 2008
Viacom wants more money from Time Warner Cable, saying its programming brings in 20% of the cable company's audience. Viacom says it will pull its channels and launch a heavy ad campaign if Time Warner doesn't comply. Steve Henn reports.

Which Madoff victims get SIPC help?

Dec 31, 2008
The Securities Investor Protection Corporation may be able to help some Madoff victims, with payments up to $500,000. Yet to be determined is whether investors whose money was directed to Madoff through other funds are eligible for SIPC claims. Jeremy…

Breaking down Obama's bailout plan

Dec 31, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama is working on his own stimulus package. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer about where the new administration plans to put bailout money and when.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC