Dec 17, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, December 17, 2009

Segments From this episode

Health provision gives insurers a bonus

Dec 17, 2009
Now that the public option is off the table for the Senate health-care bill, the insurance industry will get 30 million new customers. Gregory Warner reports on another part of the bill that's going to work out well for insurers, too.

Citigroup's shares take a big hit

Dec 17, 2009
Citigroup's stock price dropped to it lowest level in four months after investors said they weren't excited about the bank's stock and the government said it'd wait to sell holdings. So what happened? Alisa Roth reports.

New SEC rules for financial advisers

Dec 17, 2009
The SEC has announced new rules affecting it hopes will prevent another Bernie Madoff-like scandal from happening again. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

High stakes in climate deal decision

Dec 17, 2009
World leaders are gathering in Copenhagen for the final day of the UN climate summit. John Dimsdale reports on how the conference is playing in the U.S.

Ship gifts away, it's Free Shipping Day!

Dec 17, 2009
It's Free Shipping Day. A made-up holiday when hundreds of online retailers offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Sally Herships reports.

Newspaper tries to find its focus online

Dec 17, 2009
In Michigan, the 174-year-old Ann Arbor News has become a mostly Web publication, but it still puts out a print edition twice a week. Jennifer Guerra reports on how the experiment is working with readers and advertisers.

Biz looks for signals from Copenhagen

Dec 17, 2009
Laurent Corbier, chair of the International Chamber of Commerce and VP of sustainable development at energy firm Areva, talks with Kai Ryssdal about investment and climate-change policy.

The new face of homelessness

Dec 17, 2009
A lot of people have suffered reversals of fortune this year -- some have lost jobs and homes. Kai Ryssdal visits the Union Station Homeless Services center to see how people are coping.

Music from the episode

Rosy, Why Syrup USA