Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 3, 2011

Parsing the numbers of 2011's first jobs report

The first jobs report of 2011 will be released soon. What economists are expecting in job growth and the unemployment rate.
Posted In: Jobs

Change comes to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Frankfurt houses Germany's main stock exchange. It's a place that is high-tech, and low on interpersonal activity. And more change is coming.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Energy Star to 'superstar'

The Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency are teaming up to help companies with efficiency ratings on appliances stand out with a new "superstar" tier.

Health insurance churn expected

A Health Affairs study says new health care rules could have people ping-ponging between state health insurance exchanges and Medicaid, as their income fluctuates.
Posted In: Health

Mortgage-backed securities are making a comeback

Analysts blame mortgage-backed securities for the 2008 financial crisis. So it's surprising that the bonds are making a comeback. Anusha Shrivastava, of Dow Jones Newswires, explains.
Posted In: Investing

"The Daily Show" returns to Hulu

Viacom this morning announced a drop in last quarter's profits -- in part due to sluggish DVD sales. In an effort to boost revenue, Viacom has cut a deal with Hulu.com to allow popular programs like "The Daily Show," "The Colbert Report," and "The Jersey Shore" back on the website.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

A perfect storm creates price spike in global commodities

A cyclone hits Australia and drives the price of sugar to a 30-year high. Civil unrest in Egypt has pushed up the price of wheat. Global demand is growing on a shrinking supply. Is the cost increase in global commodities a coincidence? Kevin Kerr responds.
Posted In: Food

Drugmaker's massive loss is symptom of larger problem

GlaxoSmithKline, the world's second largest drugmaker, lost more than $1 billion last quarter. That's after a year of difficulties. And it reveals an industry-wide sickness. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Health

Mr. Bernanke: What have you done for me lately?

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke will take questions from the press today at the National Press Club. The Fed chairman has spoken to the journalists in the past, but formal press conferences by a sitting chairman are not the norm. Scott Tong has more.

Diane Swonk: Ben Bernanke addresses the press

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks with reporters today at the National Press Club, as part of the Fed's effort to improve communication with the public.

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