Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

U.S. Treasury selling stock warrants in TARP recipient Wintrust

Small Illinois bank Wintrust Financial has already paid back its TARP money.
Posted In: Banks

Internet domain names to go on sale

Dot this: New domains have a high price but create bigger resale market for websites.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Internet

Bhutan's insulated happiness

Steve Chiotakis talks to former Marketplace reporter Lisa Napoli about her new book, "Radio Shangri-La," covering her travels to Bhutan.

Germans wonder if they should drop the Euro

The ongoing debt crisis in Europe has many Germans asking why they ever got rid of the Deutschmark.

Bloomberg reports misuse of Clinton tax credits

In the March issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, David Dietz explains how New Markets Tax Credits -- part of a program created to help revitalize poor and struggling inner city neighborhoods -- is being used to build corporate developments. Dietz speaks with Steve Chiotakis about the implications of the misuse of the funds.

NASA report on 'runaway Toyotas' expected today

After a series of Toyota recalls, NASA -- that's right, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- is expected to publish its analysis of the so-called "runaway Toyotas" today. David Gura has more.
Posted In: Auto, Science

Juli Niemann: McDonald's same-store sales grow 3.1%

McDonald's Corp. this morning reported U.S. same-store sales grew 3.1 percent in January, compared to the year-ago period. The company attributes the increase to new products such as oatmeal and coffee. Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore and Company, explains McDonald's success through creative marketing techniques.

FCC proposes changes to rural subsidy program

The FCC is expected to vote today on a subsidy change involving phone and internet service in rural areas. Americans already pay a small fee on their phone bill for service to remote areas. Now, the FCC hopes to use that money to pay for high speed internet access in rural areas instead. David Gura reports.
Posted In: Internet

Groupon's Super Bowl ad could backfire in China

Online coupon site Groupon has been criticized for its commercial that made light of the political controversy between China and Tibet, and drew criticism from Super Bowl viewers -- in the U.S., and now in China. Rob Schmitz reports on how this ad could hurt Groupon's chances of expanding to the world's biggest market.
Posted In: China, Entertainment, Internet

Steel as an economic indicator

High prices of iron ore and other raw materials have hurt the steel industry. But the world's largest steel maker is predicting a strong 2011. As Christopher Werth explains, growth in the steel industry could mean growth in the global economy.
Posted In: Retail

Jordanians demand political reform

As protests continue in Egypt, ratings agency Moody's is concerned the turmoil could spread to neighboring countries. Moody's downgraded Jordan's credit outlook to negative today. Alisa Roth reports on the country's upheaval from Amman, Jordan.

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Veridis Quo (Derek Marin Remix)
Daft Punk
Sublime
Supreme Beings of Leisure
No Cars Go
Arcade Fire
Third Uncle (2004 Digital Remaster)
Brian Eno