Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 28, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 28, 2011

Artists worry about toxic art supplies

Art supplies like paints and glues can contain lead and other dangerous compounds. For artists, exposure to art supplies could damage their lungs, or even the brain.
Posted In: Health

Melting ice could mean more trans-Arctic shipping

There are hopes that trans-Arctic shipping may become more possible with the historic amounts of ice melting there, but it won't be easy.

Comcast takeover brings up concerns about NBC news divisions

In its merger with NBC Universal, Comcast will now be overseeing NBC's news divisions. Some worry it could compromise news operations.
Posted In: Entertainment, Mergers and Acquisitions

Chris Low: GDP and consumption

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about last quarter's GDP growth.

Commerce Department reports 3.2% GDP growth

This morning we heard from the Commerce Department that last quarter's GDP growth was up 3.2 percent. Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor at large at CBS/MoneyWatch to interpret and understand that number.

Interpreting the GDP

This morning we'll get the GDP number -- telling us how fast the economy grew -- from the U.S. government. Alisa Roth explains how we can interpret that number, and what it means.

Egypt shuts off Internet and cell phone service

In Egypt today, anti-government protests continue as riots in the streets clash with police. The Egyptian government has shut off the Internet and cell phone service as a means to control the violence. David Butters, head of the Intelligence Unit with the Economist magazine, explains how this will affect global economics.
Posted In: Internet

Geithner talks U.S. debt in Davos

The World Economic Forum continues today in Davos, Switzerland, with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner addressing the attendees. Geithner discussed U.S. debt and resources, as Stephen Beard explains.

Australian floods could increase employment, GDP

After record-level floods hit Australia earlier this month, the country is left to clean up after the damage. But economists are predicting that despite the recovery's bottom line, the increase in jobs and retail sales could benefit the country. Bloomberg's Jemma Daily explains. Don't miss our photo gallery of Australia's clean-up effort.

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Doctor! Doctor!
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Free Until Cut Me Down
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