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Jan 18, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 18, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 18, 2009

Segments From this episode

NYC finds final rest for furry friends

Jan 18, 2010
Most New York City apartment dwellers can't boast about having a backyard. So where can they bury their pets after they pass away? Steven Thrasher explores the many options available in the pet death industry.

Data bundles will help lower cell plans

Jan 18, 2010
Soon after Verizon lowered the price of some of its wireless voice plans, AT&T followed suit with its own cuts. And experts expect cell plan prices to keep falling. Gregory Warner explains why.

Shell signs deal to develop Iraqi oil field

Jan 18, 2010
Oil giant Shell and Malaysian state-run oil company Petronas have finalized a 20-year deal to develop the largest oil field in Iraq. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

A slow but steady return for IPOs

Jan 18, 2010
IPOs struggled in 2009 -- only about 41 companies came out with initial public offerings. But although it won't necessarily mean a windfall for banks, experts expect to see that number rise over 2010. Alisa Roth reports.

NBC makes room for scripted programs

Jan 18, 2010
The departure of Jay Leno from prime time opens up an hour for NBC to fill with dramas and scripted shows. And many Hollywood producers and writers are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Bob Moon reports.

Speed bump tech slowly gains approval

Jan 18, 2010
Inventor Carlos Cano has been testing his retractable "intelligent speed bump" in Mexico to the delight of slow drivers who've tried it out. But some in Mexico argue there is still a place for the traditional speed bump. Franc Contreras reports.

Global markets active on the holiday

Jan 18, 2010
U.S. markets are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, but markets in Asia and Europe are still active. Steve Chiotakis checks in with what's going on in the world markets with David Buick of BGC Partners.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC