Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Boeing will close a military aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas, laying off 2,000 workers over two years. The European Union could soon begin cracking down on how online companies use personal data. And in this week's Attitude Check with Gallup, we look at the extent to which the 2012 election will focus on economic issues.

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European leaders agree to oil sanctions for Iran

European officials meeting in Brussels today have reportedly agreed to an Iranian oil embargo. It's the latest move by the west to punish Iran for its nuclear ambitions.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, sanctions
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Kodak could be in danger of bankruptcy

Kodak could soon be delisted from the NYSE and perhaps even file for bankruptcy. But does that really mean the end of the company?
Posted In: kodak, bankruptcy
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Unemployment claims fall in December

Fewer people lined up for unemployment line -- and for unemployment benefits -- last week and payroll company ADP says private employment jumped by 325,000 in December.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment
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Economic growth likely to be uneven in 2012

Jobs numbers are up, and the outlook is good for manufacturing and some other sectors. Not every part of the economy has such a sunny outlook for 2012, though.
Posted In: Unemployment
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PODCAST: A not-so-Kodak moment

Boeing will close a military aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas, laying off 2,000 workers over two years. The European Union could soon begin cracking down on how online companies use personal data. Shares of Netflix soared yesterday after data showed that users watched over 2 billion hours of TV and movies last quarter. And in this week's Attitude Check with Gallup, we look at the extent to which the 2012 election will focus on economic issues.
Posted In: netflix, kodak, Unemployment
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Mid-day Extra: Cheaper in 2012

Economists are worrying about inflation in the coming year, but a few products will actually be cheaper. What should we buy in 2012?
Posted In: wine, technology, consumer, shopping
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Kodak on the brink of bankruptcy?

Kodak has fallen from a one-time business giant to stocks worth less than $1 per share. What went wrong?
Posted In: kodak, bankruptcy
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Unemployment picture is improving, slow and steady

Fewer people lined up for unemployment benefits last week, which, if sustained, could drop the jobless rate in the longer term.
Posted In: Unemployment
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EU considers tighter Internet privacy rules

Social media sites such as Facebook could be affected.
Posted In: Facebook, web privacy
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Boeing to close large plant in Wichita

Boeing will close a military aircraft plant as President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announce budget cuts.
Posted In: Boeing
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Netflix to stream original series, in full

Netflix is coming out with its first original series, and will stream it all at once. It serves as an indicator of how viewer habits are changing.
Posted In: Entertainment, streaming, netflix
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Obama tries to go it alone on economy

But can the president boost the economy without Congress?
Posted In: Barack Obama
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Europe likely to impose oil sanctions on Iran

European officials are meeting in Brussels today to discuss an oil embargo against Iran in reaction to the country's nuclear program.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, Europe
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The economy in elections 2008 v. 2012

The economy is shaping up to the top issue of this election year. How does that compare to the last election in 2008?
Posted In: 2012 election, Gallup

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