Feb 15, 2012

Marketplace Index for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Sometimes it seems Wall Street is never satisfied. U.S. factories boosted their output in January, and December's numbers were revised to reflect the best month of industrial growth since before the big meltdown. Problem is, those numbers still came in…

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Manufacturing leads the way

Feb 15, 2012
U.S. factories boosted their output in January, and experts like Harvard's Willy Shih see that as a positive sign.

Kellogg buys Pringles for $2.7 billion

Feb 15, 2012
The breakfast cereal king takes a shot at owning the between-meal-eating category as well.

Sometimes it seems Wall Street is never satisfied. U.S. factories boosted their output in January, and December’s numbers were revised to reflect the best month of industrial growth since before the big meltdown. Problem is, those numbers still came in below expectations. But the bottom line is still moving in the right direction. We talk to Harvard’s Willy Shih; he says auto sales played a big role in the uptick in output. And the Daily Pulse is up on news that breakfast cereal giant Kellogg announced its purchase of the Pringles for a top-popping $2.695 billion.