Jan 11, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 11, 2013

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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets. Investors have high expectations for Wells Fargo as it reports fourth-quarter earnings. Natural gas…

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FDA requires lower-dose sleeping pills

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Connecticut Senator: Ammunition is 'black hole' of gun control

Jan 11, 2013
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence -- background checks for the sale of bullets.

Wells Fargo leads bank earnings, recovery

Jan 11, 2013
Investors have high expectations for Wells Fargo -- the first big bank to report fourth-quarter results -- after turning in nearly three years of solid earnings.

The battle over exporting natural gas

Jan 11, 2013
Sellers want a bigger market, but buyers say that will lead to higher prices.

Japanese economy gets a $224 billion boost

Jan 11, 2013
The new government in Tokyo has unveiled a $224 billion stimulus plan in its latest bid to support the world's number three economy.

Safety concerns but 787 Dreamliner is technological leap

Jan 11, 2013
With fires and fuel leaks affecting Boeing's new commercial jet, safety questions have arisen, but some aviation experts say glitches are a necessary part of airline innovation.

California's budget goes from red to black

Jan 11, 2013
California governor Jerry Brown has pulled an impressive disappearing act. After years of being severely in the red, Brown says the state's huge budget deficit is now gone.

Theater goes subscription-based to stay alive

Jan 11, 2013
A group of local residents in Oakhurst, Ca., have come up with an innovative subscription-based financial plan to save their theater.

U.S. trade deficit surges

Jan 11, 2013
New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?

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Jan 11, 2013
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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut joins us to talk about his new proposal to curb gun violence — background checks for the sale of bullets. Investors have high expectations for Wells Fargo as it reports fourth-quarter earnings. Natural gas drillers want ramp up exports, but some big industrial buyers have just formed a group to keep the gas from going overseas. And, how far can you throw a Christmas tree?

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