Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 21, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 21, 2011

QR codes bridge real life with cyberspace

Little black and white squares have started popping up in magazines, on billboards and storefronts. They're called QR codes, and are aimed at linking the online world with the real world.

Placing an economic value on a species

Canada -- home to two-thirds of the total polar bear population left on earth -- is debating putting the species on an at-risk list. That would mean trying to place an economic value on the animal.
Posted In: Canada, Environment

'Poison pill' tactic used to fend off hostile takeover

Two companies are currently in a legal battle that could dramatically alter the way publicly traded companies change hands in the U.S. One company is using the "poison pill" tactic, which increases the number of shares to make a takeover prohibitively expensive.
Posted In: Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

Sellers of asset-backed securities must reveal all

As of next January, the SEC says sellers of securities backed by mortgages, credit cards and student loans must disclose what's in them.
Posted In: Housing

Chris Low: This week in banking

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial about this week in banking news.

Jill Schelsinger: The value of the CEO

This week was dominated by CEO-turnover news. First Steve Jobs announce his medical leave of absence from Apple, next we had news from HP. Google's Eric Schmidt announced today that co-founder Larry Page will be in the next CEO of the search-giant. Jill Schelsinger speaks with Steve Chiotakis about the value of the CEO, and what turnover means for a company.

EU carbon credit theft encourages tighter control

European officials are investigating the disappearance of around 2 million carbon credits. The theft has disrupted Europe's $120 billion-a-year market to trade pollution credits. Stephen Beard explains.

GE CEO expected to chair new Presidential advisory council

President Obama is expected to name GE CEO and chairman Jeffrey Immelt head a new advisory council -- the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.

Larry Page named new Google CEO

Google surprised Wall Street and Silicon Valley yesterday with the news that co-founder Larry Page will take over as the company's new CEO. Steve Henn as more.
Posted In: Internet

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Right Round
Flo Rida
You Know Who! (2006)
Damu The Fudgemunk
Lawyers, Guns And Money (2007 Remastered LP Version)
Warren Zevon
Dry The Rain
The Beta Band
The Boogie Monster
Gnarls Barkley