Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's Iowa caucuses mark the start of the 2012 election season. While the car brand Cadillac is expecting a strong year ahead, with a focus on becoming a global brand -- but Ford's Lincoln isn't going to be quite so lucky. Manufacturing hiring is finally picking up, but this time around companies are looking for more skilled workers. And Steve Chiotakis heads to the junk yard with Paddy Hirsch to understand junk bonds.

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The Cadillac 2013 XTS is unveiled during the LA Auto Show on November 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif. The brand is hoping to get a foothold in overseas markets this year with its ATS model. At the same time, Ford's Lincoln brand is looking to reinvent itself.
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Business
BP wants Halliburton to shell out big bucks to compensate for the 2010 oil spill on the Gulf Coast of the U.S.
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Sustainability
A Greenpeace poster displaying a leaking oil logo is placed on a fence after activists closed a BP petrol station on July 27, 2010. Now, BP is trying to make Halliburton pay for the damages.
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Sustainability

After earthquakes, Ohio closes wells

Fracking opponents attend a public hearing for supporters and opponents of gas-drilling, or fracking, on proposed fracking regulations in New York. The process has recently caused controversy in Ohio.
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Economy
Supporters of republican presidential hopeful U.S. Rep Ron Paul wear t-shirts that spell out 'PAUL' during a campaign stop at the Park Place Event Center on January 2, 2012 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.