Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Motorola splits in two

Motorola is about to split into two companies, and it could mean better business for both. Jennifer Collins reports.

Team owners may luck out in NFL lockout scenario

As the pro football playoffs kick off, there comes the fear of a NFL lockout next season. Players and owners haven't yet reached a collective bargaining agreement, and now players are saying the owners' deals with TV networks are unfair.
Posted In: Sports

NASCAR's popularity is stalling

NASCAR was once considered the fastest growing sport in the country. But in recent years, the racing sport has lost one out of four TV viewers. Is it prime time for a rebound? Adam Allington reports.
Posted In: Sports

How world population affects the economy

Bloomberg's Timothy Homan took U.S census data and compared it with figures from around the world to present an idea of where the world is heading demographically and economically. He talks to Bob Moon about his findings.

Seven insurance companies are expected to sue Toyota

New legal headaches for Toyota: Seven insurance companies are suing the car maker. Ken Bensinger of the LA Times explains.

Is the commercial real estate market on the rebound?

The property research company Reis says last quarter office rents rose for the first time since 2008. Juli Niemann comments.

An increase in personal bankruptcies may not be a bad thing

Personal bankruptcies were up 9 percent last year -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Scott Tong explains.

VW and Porsche move towards a merger

A merger between two of the world's most famous car companies has moved one step closer to reality. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Auto

Flooding in Australia affects global commodity prices

Prices for some global commodities have spiked as much as 20 percent in recent days, as flooding continues to ravage northern Australia. Stuart Cohen explains.

Obama's health care law faces a Republican House

The new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote next week on a repeal of the health care reform law. Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Health

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This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Remastered LP Version )
Talking Heads
The Weight Of My Words
Kings Of Convenience
Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
Eels