Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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With the Iowa caucuses over and President Obama beginning his campaign, Jeff Tyler looks at whether labor unions with be a campaign issue in 2012. Auto makers in the U.S. are optimistic for car sales in the upcoming year. A mild winter means cash-strapped governments save money, but lack of snow can be costly for others.
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Posted In: 2012 election
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Posted In: unions, collective bargaining rights, Ohio
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