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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 18, 2009

Global markets active on the holiday

U.S. markets are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, but markets in Asia and Europe are still active. Steve Chiotakis checks in with what's going on in the world markets with David Buick of BGC Partners.
Posted In: Wall Street

Speed bump tech slowly gains approval

Inventor Carlos Cano has been testing his retractable "intelligent speed bump" in Mexico to the delight of slow drivers who've tried it out. But some in Mexico argue there is still a place for the traditional speed bump. Franc Contreras reports.
Posted In: Science

NBC makes room for scripted programs

The departure of Jay Leno from prime time opens up an hour for NBC to fill with dramas and scripted shows. And many Hollywood producers and writers are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

A slow but steady return for IPOs

IPOs struggled in 2009 -- only about 41 companies came out with initial public offerings. But although it won't necessarily mean a windfall for banks, experts expect to see that number rise over 2010. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Shell signs deal to develop Iraqi oil field

Oil giant Shell and Malaysian state-run oil company Petronas have finalized a 20-year deal to develop the largest oil field in Iraq. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Oil

Data bundles will help lower cell plans

Soon after Verizon lowered the price of some of its wireless voice plans, AT&T followed suit with its own cuts. And experts expect cell plan prices to keep falling. Gregory Warner explains why.
Posted In: Retail

NYC finds final rest for furry friends

Most New York City apartment dwellers can't boast about having a backyard. So where can they bury their pets after they pass away? Steven Thrasher explores the many options available in the pet death industry.
Posted In: New York