Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Balance faces lawsuit for 'toning shoes'

'Toning shoes' -- athletic shoes with rounded soles that make it harder to maintain balance -- are often promoted as a way to help slim down. But one maker, New Balance, is facing claims that they don't work as advertised. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail

The recession's impact on health care spending

A report released today reveals that although health care spending rose in 2009, the recession still caused many people to put off medical care, mostly because of lost health insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Health

Advertising agencies take aim at Brazilian consumers

Having recently been announced as the future home country for both the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, Brazil is gaining momentum in the world arena. Steve Chiotakis talks with Wieden + Kennedy's Andre Gustavo about why the ad agency has taken the leap to move there.

Recession gives rise to Generation R

The Great Recession has affected people of all ages and classes, but for Generation R -- the 20-somethings who have just graduated college to find a poor job industry -- it's their day-to-day lives. Jeremy Hobson talks to researcher Maria Kefalas about this important group.
Posted In: Economy

Retail chains report disappointing numbers for the holiday season

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk at Mesirow Financial about retail chain store numbers for the holiday season.
Posted In: Retail

The Australia flood could affect the steel industry

The Australian flood waters have hit the last major city in its path, Rockhampton, but the rains continue. Now, economists are concerned for the global steel market. Stuart Cohen reports.

Global food prices hit record high

Global food prices hit their highest levels ever last month. Wheat, corn, sugar and cooking oil are causing the most concern.
Posted In: Food

Ripples of Deepwater Horizon are felt around the world

The Presidential panel's report examining Deepwater warns a disaster is likely to happen again without significant change in industry practice and government policies. Stephen Beard has more.
Posted In: Oil

Commission blames Deepwater Horizon spill on 'systemic problems'

In a report, the official government commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster says the events occurred because of "a number of outright mistakes" that "combined to overwhelm the safeguards." Scott Tong reports.

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