Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 7, 2011

Detroit Auto Show to remain practical

The Detroit Auto Show begins on Monday, and while there'll be some exciting models, most auto manufacturers are keeping it simple, with new but practical technology rolled in. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

States are moving forward in implementing health care reform

Although the GOP-controlled House is expected to try to repeal the health care reform, some state governors are already moving forward in implementing the law -- even the Republican ones. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Does posting calories change attitudes about food?

A new law in California went into effect this month that requires chain restaurants to post calorie count information on menus. But does that change customers' minds about the kinds of food they eat?
Posted In: Food, Health

Ben Bernanke offers insight into unemployment numbers

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke offered his insight on the mixed bag from the Labor Department this morning.

The unemployment rate drops to 9.4 percent, U.S. adds only 103,000 jobs in December

The Labor Department said this morning that the U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped from 9.8 percent down to 9.4 percent. Hugh Johnson explains.
Posted In: Jobs

U.S. unemployment drops to 9.4 percent

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger about the Labor Department's report saying unemployment dropped almost a half-percent, while the government only added 103,000 jobs for the month.
Posted In: Jobs

France is declared the world's most pessimistic country

The French are the 'champions of the world' -- according to a magazine headline in France this week ranking the most pessimistic countries. Stephen Beard explains.

Witch tax brews controversy in Romania

Like most of Europe, Romania faces major budget cuts and a tough economic environment and to help, the government plans to increase and create new taxes. The Romanian president has even proposed including the profession of witchcraft in the country's new tax code.

China's death toll from smoking could triple over the next two decades, says report

According to a new report, China's annual death toll from smoking could triple over the next two decades. Rob Schmitz reports.

Retailers show 'cautious optimism' at CES

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Steve Henn about his favorite gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: Retail

Obama Administration reaches out to Wall Street

With Gene Sperling rumored to replace Larry Summers as head of the National Economic Council, analysts say this is a strategic move on the part of the Obama administration to reach out to the business community. Scott Tong reports.

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