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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Today was a day of new directions for Internet giant Yahoo!, which named a new CEO. And President Obama is expected to appoint a new top cop for protecting consumers. Meanwhile today, the low-calorie, natural sweetener Stevia got the green light to be sold in Europe; Italy said it will allow 24-hour businesses; U.S. car sales look good in 2012; and more headlines from the GOP campaign trail.
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A mild winter means cash-strapped governments save money. But lack of snow can be costly for others.
Posted In: 2012 election
Rick Santorum is the latest GOP candidate to face the problem of increasing popularity without an increase in political dollars.
Posted In: unions, collective bargaining rights, Ohio
Supporters and foes of collective bargaining rights will spend big on the presidential race in Ohio. Labor unions claim the issue has rallied their members.
Posted In: afghanistan, United Nations, government spending
In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Kodak's gotten a warning from the New York Stock Exchange that it will get booted off the big board if it can't boost its average stock price above a dollar a share.