Dec 7, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Charities using more social media to raise funds

Dec 7, 2010
More and more people are using plastic, which makes it hard to donate to the Salvation Army folks with the red kettles. So the Salvation Army -- along with other nonprofits -- are using social media to collect donations.

Connecting professionals with volunteer opportunities

Dec 7, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Rachael Chong, CEO of the nonprofit Catchafire, which matches professionals with charities and nonprofit organizations who can use their skills.

UPS will require photo IDs to ship packages

Dec 7, 2010
Starting today, remember to keep that photo ID on you when you go to ship those Christmas presents. UPS will require all customers to show a government-issued ID for packages shipped from their retail locations.
UPS logo on the side of a delivery truck
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Beyond taxes, the solutions to reduce deficit

Dec 7, 2010
President Obama said that the compromise he reached with Congressional Republicans will give breathing room to look at long-term solutions to the deficit. Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a look at what those solutions might be.

Fighting over the home team

Dec 7, 2010
In the divorce case that'll decide the ownership of the L.A. Dodgers, a judge ruled today that a post-nuptial agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt is invalid. That means Jamie could have a stake in the baseball team, as she…

China announces plans to slow growth of its carbon emissions

Dec 7, 2010
At last year's U.N. climate conference, China didn't get the best reputation. But this year, the country seems to be changing things around; today announcing a pledge to slow the growth of its carbon emissions. Will the country stay true…

More subprime borrowers got auto loans in 3Q

Dec 7, 2010
A survey showed that there were more subprime borrowers of auto loans in the third quarter. Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports on what that uptick may tell us about the auto industry and the economy.

Music from the episode

Hiatus The Motet
Classical Gas Mason Williams