Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy. Despite fickle reputation, the Millennial generation may prove to stay party-loyal. Climate change may regain priority in the Obama administration. One area where the President can act without Congress is supporting the Environmental Protection Agency as it writes new rules limiting emissions. We all waste time in different ways at work -- maybe on Twitter or Facebook -- could it actually be beneficial?
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California lawmakers acquire a long-lost superpower: Taxation. The start of the once-a-decade change in leadership in China. And Barack Obama's prospects next to other notable two-termers: Reagan, Clinton and Bush the younger.
Posted In: california, Democrats
In California, voters may have beefed up Democrats to a two thirds majority in both the Assembly and Senate -- a situation the state hasn't seen since 1933.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Posted In: 2012 election, fiscal cliff, stock market
Following Tuesday's election, the markets took a plunge. The major stock indexes all fell nearly 2.5 percent -- the biggest sell-off of the year.
Posted In: AT&T, Cellphones, telecom, fcc
AT&T announced this week it will invest $14 billion over the next three years to beef up its wireless and broadband services. The news is good for wireless customers, but could portend the demise of the old fashioned landline phone.
Posted In: Latino voters
With the election over and the numbers in, pollsters are now combing through the data to tell us who voted and what they were saying when they cast their votes. This year's big surprise: Latino turnout.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, Hu Jintao
Depending on which economist you talk to, China is either on a steady path to overtake the U.S. as the world's number one economy or it's on the verge of economic collapse.
Posted In: EPA, Barack Obama, 2012 election
Climate change may regain priority in the Obama administration. One area where the President can act without Congress is supporting the Environmental Protection Agency as it writes new rules limiting emissions.