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Marketplace for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Which professions do Americans trust the most? Gallup's Frank Newport reveals his poll info in the latest Attitude Check. The payroll tax cut bill is still going through Congress. The governor of California wants to cut state aid to universities. There's a shake-up in leadership at Avon. U.S. troops are scheduled to withdraw from Iraq but what does that mean for Iraq's economy? We catch up on the latest in Europe, and why the continent still matters to the U.S. economy. And Kai talks to a man who built his own toaster.

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Longtime CEO Andrea Jung will step aside as Avon faces management and growth challenges. She will remain chairman of the cosmetics firm.
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After rejecting a new European Union treaty, British Prime Minister David Cameron has seen his approval boosted, reports a Reuters/Ipsos MORI poll.
The House and the Senate face some a number of decisions before they can head off for the holidays. U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) speaks as House Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (R) listens after the House passed the payroll tax cut extension last night.
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