Dec 6, 2010

Marketplace for Monday, December 6, 2010


Marketplace for Monday, December 6, 2010

Segments From this episode

Mexico's incentives to become a greener country

Dec 6, 2010
Don't be fooled by the water-hungry golf courses and energy-intensive resorts in Cancun. Mexico has serious reasons to become more environmentally-friendly. Marketplace's Eve Troeh reports.

U.K. housing benefit cut may change London's social diversity

Dec 6, 2010
Britain has had to make some difficult cuts to their budget, and one of them is to cut the government housing benefit. The cut may have the consequence of changing where the rich and poor live.

The political horse trading over tax cuts and jobless benefits

Dec 6, 2010
Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at the compromise over Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits. The negotiations may even have an impact on the 2012 presidential elections.

Printing error puts new $100 bill on hold

Dec 6, 2010
A printing error on the new high-tech U.S. $100 bill has left blank spots on an estimated third of the 1.1 billion bills already printed, and it could cost the government millions of dollars.
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Director Larry Felix explains some of the security features of the new $100 note after it was unveiled at the Treasury Department April 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. government evaluates advances in digital and printing technology to redesign currency and stay ahead of counterfeiters. The new note will be put into circulation in Feburary 2011.
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

U.S.-South Korea trade pact good for U.S. jobs

Dec 6, 2010
The United States and South Korea reached a significant free-trade deal this weekend that will increase U.S. exports by billions of dollars and support tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.

Google enters ebooks market

Dec 6, 2010
The search engine giant began selling ebooks online today, putting it in direct competition with other major Internet booksellers like Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble. And the rivalry could become a real page turner, reports Janet Babin.

The "predatory" marketing of prepaid debit cards

Dec 6, 2010
A new trend in the credit card world are prepaid debit cards backed by celebrities and aimed at teenagers, with marketing that claims to help teach teens about smart credit use. But critics have called the debit cards "predatory" for their fees. Bob Moon talks to Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal about what it all means.

Music from the episode

Been Around the World (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) Diddy, The Family, The Notorious B.I.G., Mase
Never Can Get Enough London Funk Allstars
Cash Money William Clarke
This Is Our Lot Wild Beasts
Whims Of Chambers Rodney Whitaker, Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen