Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent Super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what's been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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PODCAST: Tiffany's feeling blue, Twinkies go under

The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what's been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: Hostess

Hostess heads for 'Chapter 22' bankruptcy

Some companies just can't escape Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and have to declare twice.
Posted In: Hostess, bankruptcy

People's Choice really is the people's choice

They're called People's Choice Awards for a reason. Anyone can vote – as often as they like That's why many critics don't take the awards seriously.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. ambassador on futures of Iraq and North Korea

U.S. diplomat Chris Hill discusses the economic conditions of Iraq and North Korea as they make important transitions, and how they might change in the future.
Posted In: Iraq, North Korea

How the Glock became America's modern handgun

Author Paul Barrett explores the history of the Glock pistol in his new book, and explains how it came to popularity in the U.S.
Posted In: gun, Glock

Super PACS gain power in 2012 election season

After a 2010 Supreme Court decision, independent organizations are gaining increasing power in national elections.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, super PAC

Nothing groundbreaking at this year's CES

Over the years, the Consumer Electronics Show has unveiled everything from the compact disc to HD TV. How does the 2012 show stack up?
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show, technology

Regulators try to block NYSE, Deutsche Boerse merger

European officials are reportedly on the verge of blocking a deal to create the world's biggest stock exchange.
Posted In: NYSE, Europe, regulation

When American politicians recycle

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night. But why did his victory speech sound so familiar?
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, 2012 campaign

Chinese laborers take drastic measures for a raise

Workers at a Foxconn factory that makes iPhones all threatened to jump from the top of the building if they didn't get a raise. But these aren't the only workers protesting work conditions and pay in the country.
Posted In: China, minimum wage, Foxconn

The economic impact of presidents, past and future

Last night, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said that President Obama would like to turn the U.S. into a social welfare state. But even if he wanted to, how much impact does a president have on the economy anyway?
Posted In: politics, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Super PACS continue to influence Republican race

Mitt Romney has won the first two primaries in this year's presidential election race, but thanks to super PACS, candidates who aren't doing as well might stay in the race longer than ever before.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, super PAC

How skyscrapers reflect on economic health

A new study out by Barcalys Capital explores the ongoing connection between the world's tallest buildings, and the world's biggest financial collapses.
Posted In: skyscraper, commercial real estate, recession

Mid-day Extra: As skyscrapers grow, economy could collapse

Barclays Capital has produced a new skyscraper index, which finds the correlation between the tallest buildings in the world and economic recessions.
Posted In: commercial real estate, skyscraper

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