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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, December 9, 2011

European leaders have agreed on a new deal to help its economies, but it won't save everything. The electric car is getting some racing stripes -- we look into a growing group of people getting excited about gas-to-electric converted cars. Poland has high hopes of becoming major exporter of gas. Meanwhile, the U.N. climate talks are wrapping up in South Africa. And we have the weekly wrap, letters and small talk from Dinner Party.

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European leaders met for yet another time, this time striking a deal that would allow the European Commission to oversee budgets and fine countries for getting into too much debt. Britain -- headed by Prime Minister David Cameron, left, seated with European Union President Belgian Herman Van Rompuy -- was the only holdout to the deal.
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