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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Posted In: podcast, Super Bowl
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: Unemployment, Economy, Jobs
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: Economy, health care, energy bills, debt ceiling
When asked about how the economy directly impacts their lives, most Americans give the obvious answers -- and a couple of surprises too.
Posted In: New York Times, China, hacking
A look at how Chinese hackers broke into the computer systems of The New York Times.
Posted In: quiz, poverty
With nearly 50 million Americans living beneath the poverty line, we put poverty into perspective with today's quiz.
Posted In: China, electric cars, manufacturing
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: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy
Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: cancer tests, consumer reports, Agus
A new report from Consumer Reports finds some cancer screenings are over-sold to the public.