Marketplace for Monday, January 9, 2012

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Marketplace Tech Report's John Moe reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the future of television. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne talks about the big years coming up for his company and the auto industry. Consumer advice celebrity Suze Orman is breaking into the prepaid debit card business. Commentator Mark Laws recounts how one payday loan took over his life. The U.S. is going through a snow drought. In the past year, the number of nuclear reactors operating globally fell. And reporter Gregory Warner takes a look at whether economic hard times change people's perceptions about how much health care they need.

French nuclear power export hopes dim

France claims it has designed the world's safest nuclear reactors, but last year's nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, dealt export hopes a blow.
Posted In: France, nuclear power, Fukushima

CES: It's all about your TV set

Reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, John Moe explains why the future of technology is in the big-screen TV.
Posted In: CES, Consumer Electronics Show, apple tv, tv, television

Suze Orman introduces prepaid debit card

The TV host and financial adviser says her goal is to help cardholders that usually use only cash become more credit-worthy.
Posted In: Suze Orman, prepaid card, debit card

Lack of snow leaves winter businesses feeling cold

Ski season is well underway. Just one problem though: no snow. Pro snowboarder Travis Rice talks about how that's affecting his game.
Posted In: snow

Payday loan becomes monthly ordeal

Commentator Mark Laws found himself on a "rat wheel" trying to pay off a loan to attend his mother's funeral.
Posted In: payday loans, My Life Is True

Chrysler CEO sees continued success for automakers

Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne provides an optimistic forecast in his outlook for 2012 and 2013 in the auto industry.
Posted In: Auto, Chrysler, Fiat

Health care spending rising more slowly

The rapid rate of growth is slowing, but many people aren't feeling the change.
Posted In: Health, health care

White House chief of staff William Daley steps down

He will be replaced by Jack Lew, the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Posted In: white house

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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Love N Hate (Instrumental)
They Want Real
Let There Be Horns
Sackcloth Fashion

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