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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?

PODCAST: An orc victory and stock uncertainty

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.

Could a California supermajority fix state finances?

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: california, Democrats

Gallup always thinking about changes, tweaks

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: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama

Political uncertainty continues to hang over markets

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: 2012 election, fiscal cliff, stock market

Leadership change to be announced in China

The Chinese Communist Party will hand over power to China's next leader during its party congress this week.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Politics, Hu Jintao, leadership, corruption

AT&T puts $14 billion toward expanding wireless

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: AT&T, Cellphones, telecom, fcc

Latino voters grow in number, political importance

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: Latino voters

China changes leaders at critical economic crossroads

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: China, China's Economy, Hu Jintao

In Obama second term, EPA set to issue emission rules

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.
Posted In: EPA, Barack Obama, 2012 election

Young voters turn out for Obama

Despite fickle reputation, the Millennial generation may stay party-loyal.
Posted In: 2012 election, millennials, Barack Obama, Republicans

Is time wasting really a waste of time?

We all waste time in different ways at work -- maybe on Twitter or Facebook -- could it actually be beneficial?
Posted In: workplace, time management

Among the winners in 2012? Pollsters

Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy.
Posted In: news media, polls, 2012 election

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Walk on the Wild Side
Lou Reed
Presents the Chisa Years 1965-1975
Nothing Can Stop Us
Saint Etienne
All For U
RJD2
Big Calm
Morcheeba