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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 10, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 10, 2011

Proposed law aims to curb fashion copycats

As New York Fashion week begins, some designers are backing a bill in Washington that would give their work copyright protection. Janet Babin reports from the runway.
Posted In: Law

NFL players play up economic damage of a lockout

A contract showdown between NFL owners and players is approaching, and a lockout would have wide economic ripples.
Posted In: Sports

Pay attention to these companies' earnings reports

As companies release their earnings reports, Marketplace's economics correspondent Chris Farrell pinpoints the important sectors of the economy.

Washington state wants to tax electric vehicles

A bill in Washington state would tax electric vehicle drivers for the gas they aren't using to power their cars. As Sarah Gardner reports, it's all about finding new ways to pay for growing budget deficits.
Posted In: Auto, Taxes

Egypt's Mubarak may step down Thursday night, reports say

According to Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta, U.S. reports indicate that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could step down as early as Thursday night. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan, about the economic implications of an Egyptian democracy.

Diane Swonk: Budget cuts in Washington

Republicans on Wednesday announced a plan to save $35 billion by eliminating dozens of federal programs and cutting funding from others. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk, chief economist of Mesirow Financial, about the proposed budget cuts.

Weekly jobless claims fall to 383,000

The U.S. Labor Department announced this morning that the weekly jobless claims fell to the lowest level in nearly three years. House republicans think that some government regulation is getting in the way of new jobs. David Gura explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Panel report finds flaws in executive pay program

The Congressional Oversight Panel that oversees the TARP program has released a report on executive bonuses at bailed out financial institutions. Former Democratic Senator Ted Kaufman, who chairs the Congressional Oversight Panel, explains the report's findings.

Turmoil in Egypt could spill across the region

Jordan is one of the most oil-dependent countries in the Middle East. And the unrest in Egypt has many in Jordan worried that their already-expensive energy costs could rise even further. Stephen Beard reports from Amman.
Posted In: Oil, Travel

German company could buy New York Stock Exchange

Just one day after the London Stock Exchange announced a merger with the Toronto Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext announced it is nearing a buy-out agreement with Deutsche Borse of Germany. David Gura has more.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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I Was Never Young
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4 Dead Monks (live)
Red Snapper
Smoothie Song
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