Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 11, 2013

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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets. Investors have high expectations for Wells Fargo as it reports fourth-quarter earnings. Natural gas drillers want ramp up exports, but some big industrial buyers have just formed a group to keep the gas from going overseas. And, how far can you throw a Christmas tree?

Study: Still waiting for efficiency gains from electronic medical records

A new study from the RAND Corporation says electronic medical records haven't saved us what they were supposed to.
Posted In: medical records, health care

PODCAST: To bartenders, you are what you sip.

Boeing is having a Dickens of a time with their newest plane. A new study reports on the disappointment of electronic bank records. A creative plan to save the local movie theater, and one last limerick before you head off to the bar.

U.S. trade deficit surges

New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: import export, Oil, Economy

Theater goes subscription-based to stay alive

A group of local residents in Oakhurst, Ca., have come up with an innovative subscription-based financial plan to save their theater.
Posted In: california, movies

California's budget goes from red to black

California governor Jerry Brown has pulled an impressive disappearing act. After years of being severely in the red, Brown says the state's huge budget deficit is now gone.
Posted In: california, Jerry Brown, state budget

Safety concerns but 787 Dreamliner is technological leap

With fires and fuel leaks affecting Boeing's new commercial jet, safety questions have arisen, but some aviation experts say glitches are a necessary part of airline innovation.
Posted In: Airlines, Boeing, Dreamliner 787

Japanese economy gets a $224 billion boost

The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, stimulus

The battle over exporting natural gas

Sellers want a bigger market, but buyers say that will lead to higher prices.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas

Wells Fargo leads bank earnings, recovery

Investors have high expectations for Wells Fargo -- the first big bank to report fourth-quarter results -- after turning in nearly three years of solid earnings.
Posted In: Wells Fargo, Earnings, banking

Connecticut Senator: Ammunition is 'black hole' of gun control

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets.
Posted In: gun control, Newtown, public policy

FDA requires lower-dose sleeping pills

So half the dose should mean half the price, right?
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, FDA, health care

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Le Temps De L'amour (Remastered)
Françoise Hardy
Walk On By
El Perro Del Mar
I Keep Forgettin (Every Time You're Near)
Michael McDonald
In Heat (Javelin Rmx)

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