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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 4, 2010

Does the job market feel stalled to you?

The Labor Department reports this morning new jobless claims rose by about 8,000. Does this seem like a hold up? Steve Chiotakis talks to Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.
Posted In: Jobs

Apple, Adobe at war over iPad

Apple's new iPad tablet has touched off a fight with Adobe over the new technology's exclusion of Flash software, a snub that started with the iPhone. Are the two brawlers evenly matched? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Huge art sale sign of market rebound

Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti's six-foot bronze sculpture called "Walking Man 1" sold for a world record price of over $104 million last night. Many experts are hailing this as a rebound for the art market. Stephen Beard reports.

PA shale drilling clouds local tap water

Underground shale drilling in northern Pennsylvania is causing a stir amongst environmentalists, who say thousands of new gas wells could pose serious threats to drinking water. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Housing

Toyota prepared to make cars again

Toyota will re-start auto production on Monday, with workers installing a redesigned gas pedal to fix the problem that started the recall. But the car maker is used to quick jumpstarts of its assembly line. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

Globalist Quiz: Smokers in China

Why does the number of smokers in China exceed the U.S. population? And how is the country trying to turn that around? Steve Chiotakis takes the latest Marketplace Globalist Quiz with theglobalist.com editor-in-chief Stephan Richter.
Posted In: Health

Senate considers chemical reform

Advocates for reforming chemical regulation are demanding the Senate enforce tougher rules on toxins. Jennifer Collins reports why scientists and other chemical reform supporters are pushing for higher safety standards.
Posted In: Health

Toyota projects $2B in recall damages

Between repairs and lost sales, Toyota is estimating a total loss of about $2 billion from the gas pedal recall -- an especially bitter pill following news of a highly profitable quarter. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Posted In: Auto

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Arco Arena (Instrumental)
Cake
Kookaburra Sits On The Old Gumtree
Various - Indigenous Records
Phantom Broadcast (War Child)
The Go! Team
Been Around The World (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) [Explicit]
Puff Daddy & The Family