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Marketplace for Thursday, January 5, 2012

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The European Union proposed a ban on Iranian oil. More Americans are renting than buying. Alabama's strict immigration law puts the state at an economic disadvantage. The latest Attitude Check with Gallup gauges Americans' consumer confidence before Friday's unemployment report. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio talks about the future of Kodak. Barnes & Noble may be planning to spin off its Nook e-reader business. And commentator Mark Bittman explores the prevalence of processed foods and the trend of child obesity in the U.S.