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Now Playing: 01-04-12 Marketplace Index

After a strong open to 2012 on the markets yesterday, today was more of a mixed picture. Some early concerns about tight European credit markets making it expensive for European banks to raise capital dragged the markets down in the early hours. That was countered a bit by more trickles of good news about the U.S. economy.? And the Marketplace Daily Pulse slowed today with news that 51 percent of Missouri fourth-graders need help covering the cost of lunch.