Jan 3, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 3, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 3, 2011

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Goldman Sachs "friends" Facebook

Jan 3, 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs is investing a half-billion dollars in social media giant, Facebook. That puts Facebook's valuation at $50 billion. Scott Tong explains.

New Fed members could end quantitative easing

Jan 3, 2011
New Federal Reserve members have been vocal in their criticism of Ben Bernanke's bond-buying technique. John Dimsdale explains how new Fed members could bring a premature end to quantitative easing.

December unemployment rates to be released on Friday

Jan 3, 2011
On Friday we'll get the first big employment report of the New Year from the Labor Department. It'll tell us what the unemployment rate was in December. Mitchell Hartman examines the job market.

Tablets will be hottest gadgets at the Consumer Electronics show

Jan 3, 2011
Las Vegas is set to host one of the largest gadget tradeshows of the year -- Consumer Electronics show. This year's top trend? Beating how the Apple iPad.

British government attempts to encourage healthy eating

Jan 3, 2011
The British government has launched a drive to stop obesity in Britain from reaching American proportions. Stephen Beard explains.

Green energy industry leery of incoming Congress

Jan 3, 2011
The recent elections didn't have a lot of bright spots for folks who worry about global warming. As a new U.S. Congress begins work later this week, some investors in renewable energy technologies are nervous.

American corporate bond markets are up against foreign markets

Jan 3, 2011
The markets for corporate bonds are sending positive signals about the U.S. economy. Stephen Beard explains.

Julia Coronado: Congress approaches the nation's debt ceiling

Jan 3, 2011
Obama administration economic adviser Austan Goolsbee warned Congress not to play chicken with the nation's debt ceiling, which is currently $14.3 trillion. Julia Coronado explains.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC