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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lights out for incandescents at Ikea

Ikea's taken the step that everyone will have to take by 2014 -- dropping incandescent light bulbs for more energy-efficient options. So what does that mean for your Ikea lamp? Eve Troeh reports.

Are Issa's plans too political?

California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.

China's growing auto industry could affect U.S. gas prices

China added more than 2 million cars last year, a 29 percent increase. So how does that affect the regular U.S. driver? It's all about the price of oil. Alisa Roth explains.
Posted In: Auto, China

Get ready to find your own low airline fare

Airlines and online travel agents are battling over who should offer fare information, and in turn, get that money. So where does that leave the deal-loving traveler? The L.A. Times' David Lazarus talks to Jeremy Hobson about the details.
Posted In: Airlines

Qualcomm to buy Atheros

Cell phone chip and accessory maker Qualcomm says it's buying Atheros, a wi-fi and connectivity firm for more than $3 billion.

Richard DeKaser: December's employment numbers

The payroll processor ADP says private employers added almost 300,000 jobs in December. Economist Richard DeKaser discusses that number with Jeremy Hobson.

SEC investigates tech trading markets

The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into special trading markets for red-hot tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter according to recent reports. Scott Tong reports.

The International Energy Agency warns against rising oil prices

The International Energy Agency says the rising cost of oil could affect the global economic recovery. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Oil

Analysts expect unemployment numbers to be down

On Friday the Labor Department releases the most important economic indicator of the month -- the monthly employment report. John Challenger explains the report, and looks ahead to Friday's numbers.
Posted In: Jobs

Increasing oil prices could end economic recovery

Fatin Birol is the chief economist at the International Energy Agency. This week, Birol warns that increasing price of oil could send economic recovery efforts into a tailspin.
Posted In: Oil

Oil companies lobby the GOP for offshore drilling

Major oil companies are lobbying GOP congressional representatives to act in favor of off-shore drilling. Scott Tong has more.
Posted In: Oil

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In Christ There Is No East Or West
Leo Kottke
Who's Keeping Time (feat. Xololanxinxo, Blackbird, Rakaa Iriscience & St. Mark 9:23)
Omid
Baker Street
Gerry Rafferty