Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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The Onion takes its satire to TV

The Onion -- best known as a news parody website and publication -- is launching a sports satire TV show on Comedy Central tonight. Jennifer Collins reports on how the jokes will fare on air.
Posted In: Entertainment
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Paying for transportation with public-private partnerships

Congress has budget-cutting on its agenda, and funding for big transportation and infrastructure projects could be in danger. Some are advocating for public-private partnerships, where the private sector would play a major role in helping out.
Posted In: Transportation
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Can job creation save the oil industry's reputation?

The president's oil spill commission is set to release its report this week, and is expected to point fingers at the oil industry. But petroleum companies are counteracting with advertisements about its job creating abilities. Will these help its reputation?
Posted In: Oil
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Why income inequality isn't always a bad thing

Jeremy Hobson talks to Branko Milanovic, the author of "The Haves and the Have-Nots," which examines income inequality across the globe, and explains why it's not always a bad thing.
Posted In: Personal Finance
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GM could link worker pay to vehicle performance

Talks of new union employee contracts are set to get underway in earnest by summer. And General Motors says it could -- could -- tie pay for hour and salaried workers to vehicle performance.
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PetroChina strikes a deal with INEOS

China's largest oil and gas producer has struck a deal with a British energy company.
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Japan pledges to help with the Irish bailout

The Japanese government has pledged about a billion dollars to help with an Irish bailout. Through the purchase of bailout bonds, Japan hopes to help stabilize the euro zone. Stephen Beard explains.
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Goldman Sachs expected to announce accounting changes

The investment bank Goldman Sachs will announce 39 accounting changes to disclose how it deals with clients and how it makes money through its own investments. John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Banks
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Juli Niemann: Goldman Sachs report

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith Moore and Company, about today's Goldman Sachs report that discloses how much money the investment bank makes on its own trades and investments.

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Lily Allen
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Ry Cooder
Please Don't Go
Mike Posner

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