Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 9, 2012

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.

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Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas

Big names like Apple and Amazon don't debut products at CES, but there are still some interesting new items popping up in Las Vegas.
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show, technology, macbook air, CES

Excedrin, Gas-X and other Novartis drugs recalled

The Swiss drugmaker Novartis has just issued a recall of certain bottles of some very common over-the-counter drugs, including Excedrin, NoDoz, and Gas-X.
Posted In: Novartis, pharmaceuticals, recall

Merkel and Sarkozy meet to discuss fiscal union

In Berlin today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy meet for the first time this new year to talk about European debt, and treaties to allow for more budget control of eurozone nations.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, nicolas sarkozy, Angela Merkel

French, German leaders meet on eurozone future

Nicholas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are speaking in Berlin today, trying to hash out the details of a master plan to save the euro. But it appears the leaders are still working on the same old problems.
Posted In: nicolas sarkozy, Europe debt crisis

Shopping mall vacancies slowly declining

Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.
Posted In: Malls, shopping mall, retail sales, commercial real estate

PODCAST: Geithner heads to China, techies head to Vegas

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.
Posted In: Iran, shopping mall, Consumer Electronics Show

Mid-day Extra: Protests in Nigeria over oil subsidy cuts

We speak to Marketplace's senior foreign editor, John Buckley, about protests going on in Nigeria over corruption in the government, and the recent cut of oil subsidies there.
Posted In: Nigeria

Will the U.S. lead the economic recovery?

With ongoing troubles in Europe and an obvious slow down in many Asian economies, it looks as though America might be the bright spot in the global economy.
Posted In: China's Economy, Earnings

Supreme Court to hear EPA regulation case

Sackett v. EPA challenges one of the regulatory agency's key enforcement mechanisms.
Posted In: EPA, Supreme Court

Mr. Geithner goes to Asia as tension with Iran grows

Key on the agenda: Getting Japan and China to support Iran oil sanctions.
Posted In: China, Japan, Iran, sanctions, Oil

Less is more at Detroit auto show

Car companies roll out a fleet of smaller vehicles at this year's North American Auto Show to appeal to budget-minded car buyers.
Posted In: auto prices, Detroit, auto show, auto sales

Iran economy weak even before new sanctions

While Iran faces off against the international community, it faces a crisis of economic confidence at home.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions

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