Jan 8, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 8, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 8, 2010

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Don't panic over rising gas prices

Jan 8, 2010
Prices are once again going up at the pump and that's likely to continue throughout the month. But with consumer demand down and the unemployment rate still hovering, some analysts say the higher costs can't be sustained all year. Bob Moon reports.

Arizona sells buildings to plug deficit

Jan 8, 2010
Arizona is selling its legislative buildings to investors to raise $735 million to make up for its budget deficit -- a financial move not often made by states. Brett Neely explains why investors will find these assets valuable.

NFL owners, players tackle salaries

Jan 8, 2010
NFL owners and the players union have until March to come up with a new labor agreement before the salary cap expires for next season, which would mean salaries could skyrocket for some players and fall for others. Nancy Farghalli reports.

Formula One head enters race for Saab

Jan 8, 2010
Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone has joined the race to buy the Saab brand off of General Motors. Stephen Beard reports why the bid is surprising and why it shouldn't be taken lightly.

Washington, D.C. having an office boom

Jan 8, 2010
Washington, D.C. is set to topple New York City as the most expensive office rental market in the country. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports why everyone -- from corporations to lobbyists -- is vying for real estate in the nation's capital.

Need stock advice? Ask a psychic.

Jan 8, 2010
With Wall Street so up and down, it's hard for any expert to get a sharp reading into where the markets are heading. So some investors are looking into other options to find out about future financial fortunes. Cash Peters has the story.

Leno may be sent back to 11:30 p.m.

Jan 8, 2010
Rumors are circulating that NBC may be looking to cancel Jay Leno's show. Leno hasn't been able to retain viewers for the 11 o'clock news. Jennifer Collins reports.

Dec. job losses worse than expected

Jan 8, 2010
U.S. employers cut 85,000 jobs in December, a number much worse than the 8,000 job cuts economists had expected. But the government's unemployment rate stood still at 10%. Bill Radke talks with Mark Zandi at Moody's Economy.com

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC