Dec 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Volvo: A safe, quality brand for Geely

Dec 9, 2009
Ford is getting numerous bids for Volvo, including a consortium of American investors and Chinese car maker Geely. Alisa Roth explains the Swedish brand's appeal to suitors -- particularly Geely.

OMG, you're still using AOL for e-mail?

Dec 9, 2009
Like the brand of shirt you wear, your preferred e-mail address can send a message about who you are. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores why many of her friends and colleagues recently started switching e-mail accounts.
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Senate closing in on health care deal

Dec 9, 2009
Senate Democrats are hashing through a tentative health care deal, which appears to include a compromise on a national plan. What about the public option? Bill Radke gets more details from Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte.

African activists protest climate plan

Dec 9, 2009
African environmentalists at the Copenhagen summit are protesting a draft plan from the Danish government for tackling climate change. They say the plan favors rich countries over developing nations. Stephen Beard reports.

TARP lending to extend to October 2010

Dec 9, 2009
Though originally set to expire on December 31, the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program Obama will now extend to October 2010. What does the extension mean? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

A new agency in financial overhaul bill

Dec 9, 2009
The House is considering a bill that would overhaul the financial industry with the use of a special bailout fund and the creation of a new agency. But some business lobbyists are worried about the number of regulators involved. Brett Neely reports.

Exploring cable and Internet synergies

Dec 9, 2009
Are TV/Internet synergies becoming obsolete? Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus.

Copenhagen stats are getting confusing

Dec 9, 2009
With so many different carbon emissions figures floating around the Copenhagen climate change conference, it's easy to get thrown off. Stephen Beard tries to break it down.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC