Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 31, 2013

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President Obama's nominee to head the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, where he's expected to be grilled on his views of Israel. But he's also prepared to talk business, including the Pentagon's contentious enegry bill. A controversial Chinese acquisition of an American company is going through, despite objections to putting U.S. technology in Chinese hands. China's largest auto parts maker is now cleared to buy A123 Systems, and critics are saying the deal will wipe out American jobs. And, it's quiz time again. Today, we test your knowledge of worldwide poverty.
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Super Bowl tickets, at deep discount

There's still time to score tickets to this Sunday's Super Bowl. And this year, you're in luck: Ticket prices have gone down, way down -- to a relatively low $1,000.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Ravens, 49ers
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PODCAST: Super Bowl tickets at deep discount and a U.S. technology now in Chinese hands

Super Bowl tickets for sale at -- relatively -- low prices and a Chinese firm is approved to buy a U.S. electric car battery company.
Posted In: podcast, Super Bowl
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The enduring impact of the fiscal cliff

The fiscal cliff debate may have ended on January 1st, but if you thought that was the last you'd heard of it, think again.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, consumer spending
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January layoffs down 24 percent from 2011

According to a new report, January layoffs were up 24 percent from December but down 24 percent from the previous year, which could indicate relatively low unemployment rates for the month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is scheduled to release the latest unemployment numbers on Friday.
Posted In: Unemployment, Economy, Jobs
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How Americans think about the economy and their lives

When asked about how the economy directly impacts their lives, most Americans give the obvious answers -- and a couple of surprises too.
Posted In: Economy, health care, energy bills, debt ceiling
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The New York Times says it was attacked by Chinese hackers

A look at how Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of The New York Times.
Posted In: New York Times, China, hacking
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Globalist Quiz: Poverty in America versus the rest of the world

With nearly 50 million Americans living beneath the poverty line, we put poverty into perspective with today's quiz.
Posted In: quiz, poverty
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Chinese firm approved to buy U.S. electric car battery company

The U.S. government has approved China's largest auto parts maker Wanxiang's plans to buy A123 systems. The result might be a huge loss of jobs in America.
Posted In: China, electric cars, manufacturing
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At Hagel hearings, 'green' Pentagon could make some lawmakers see red

Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy
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More hype than science behind some cancer screenings

A new report from Consumer Reports finds some cancer screenings are over-sold to the public.
Posted In: cancer tests, consumer reports, Agus

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