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Analysts see a big bump ahead for earnings in the 4th quarter, moving them into positive territory for the first time in years. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what's driving those numbers.
Dutch brewing company Heineken is buying Mexico's Femsa, the second-largest beer maker in the country. The deal is worth over $7.5 billion and will give Heineken a leading position in the Mexican market. Stephen Beard reports.
Meat supplier Boar's Head has made its fortunes by signing exclusive deals with delis to sell only its products. But meat maker Dietz and Watson is starting to serve up some heavy competition. Alex Goldmark reports.
President Obama wants to convince union leaders to support a tax on Cadillac health care plans, which are named after their massive premiums. Gregory Warner explores what supporters are hoping this tax would accomplish.
More car makers are signed up to attend this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The show is usually a good barometer for how the industry is faring, and some see a slight change in mood. Alisa Roth reports.
The Supreme Court will decide if Illinois should close a series of canal locks to keep out an Asian carp invasion and protect fishing and tourism in the Great Lakes. But some Illinois officials don't like the idea. John Dimsdale reports.
As the Detroit Auto Show kicks off, the White House is set to announce its plans to make cars and trucks even more fuel-efficient. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what auto projects the government is supporting.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 11, 2010