Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Exports rise on stronger demand

The U.S. trade deficit widened in November to its highest level in nearly a year, and stronger demand for imports from both consumers and manufacturers seems to be driving it. Steve Chiotakis gets more analysis from Juli Niemann of Smith, Moore and Company
Posted In: Wall Street

Super Bowl ads still worth the price

The price of a 30-second Super Bowl ad spot has dropped for only the second time ever, down from $3 million last year to $2.5-$2.8 million. Bob Moon reports why companies would still spend that much when they're cutting back on advertising.

Voting machine maker in antitrust suit

Diebold recently sold its notorious electronic voting machine business to its biggest rival, Election Systems and Software. Now, the Justice Department reportedly plans to sue ES&S on antitrust grounds. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Crime

Fed makes record profit in 2009

The Federal Reserve made record profits in 2009, the biggest annual profit in the bank's history -- which is good news for the federal budget. Sam Eaton reports why the Fed was so successful last year.

Coconut water yet to crack U.S. market

Coconut water hasn't fully taken off in the U.S. like it has in other places in the world, but that hasn't stopped beverage companies from trying. Jeff Tyler explores the benefits of the tropical cure-all.
Posted In: Food

How a cold snap affects citrus prices

Recent sub-freezing temperatures have hit Florida's orange-crop region, which could naturally make orange juice fans shudder to think of the price hike. But John Davis reports several factors go into setting the price of citrus.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Airbus wants more money for A400M

European aircraft maker Airbus says it will cancel production of its A400M military cargo plane if European countries don't pay more for it. Steve Chiotakis gets the story from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Airlines