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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Netflix is bouncing back, gaining subscribers after a rough 2011 full of price increases and botched plans to separate its mail order service from the rest of the business. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio explains the new Leading Economic Index. And in this year's presidential debates, the audience has played a bigger role than ever before.

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New economic index measures credit, too

The Conference Board is making changes to its leading economic index, taking into account the complexities of the financial marketplace.
Posted In: economic indicator

Netflix regaining subscribers after fleeing last year

A failed attempt to split Netflix into separate streaming and DVD-by-mail businesses meant a loss of tons of subscribers. Now the company is gaining them back.
Posted In: netflix

Former head of PIP arrested for faulty implants

The former head of the company PIP has been arrested for creating breast implants out of non-medical grade silicone.
Posted In: Health, Europe

How Americans would change the tax system

Taxing the rich has once again become a hot button issue. How do Americans feel about the amount they are handing over to Uncle Sam each year?
Posted In: Taxes, 2012 campaign

The focus and goals of Davos

The World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, is underway. What is the atmosphere like there, and what about global economy are attendees most worried about?
Posted In: Davos, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Are Netflix subscriber numbers here to stay?

Netflix announced hundreds of thousands of new subscribers during the last months of 2011. But are they all in it for the long haul?
Posted In: netflix, streaming, DVD, technology

Shake-ups in gaming, from Netflix to Nintendo

Netflix also announced yesterday it's backing away from plans to rent video games. And that wasn't the only video game news making headlines.
Posted In: netflix, video game, nintendo

The risk of credit default swaps

As the risk of Greece defaulting continues to be a threat, we can look to AIG as a warning.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece

French authorities investigate dangerous implants

France, where today authorities arrested the founder of a company that sold faulty breast implants to women all over the world.
Posted In: plastic surgery, Health, Europe

New school lunch guidelines set

Congress is still allowing French fries and pizza to count as vegetables, but what else is about to change on school lunch trays across America?
Posted In: School, school lunches, Health

Mid-day Extra: Where can Nokia go next?

Nokia reported poor earnings today, losing over $1 billion at the end of 2011 -- but it still hopes to turn things around with its Microsoft partnership.
Posted In: nokia, Microsoft

PODCAST: Defining a subscriber, making healthier lunches

Netflix is bouncing back, gaining subscribers after a rough 2011 full of price increases and botched plans to separate its mail order service from the rest of the business. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio explains the new Leading Economic Index. And in this year's presidential debates, the audience has played a bigger role than ever before.

How Romney made money after retirement

Bain Capital may sell companies years after buying them, then partners get their share of profits.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Bain Capital, 2012 election

Debate audiences may influence choices

The flap over debate audience reactions raises questions about who picks them, who is really in control of them and whether they can affect voters' choices at the polls.
Posted In: 2012 election, debate, republican debate

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