Jan 9, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 9, 2012

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.

Segments From this episode

Iran economy weak even before new sanctions

Jan 6, 2012
While Iran faces off against the international community, it faces a crisis of economic confidence at home.

Less is more at Detroit auto show

Jan 8, 2012
Car companies roll out a fleet of smaller vehicles at this year's North American Auto Show to appeal to budget-minded car buyers.

Excedrin, Gas-X and other Novartis drugs recalled

Jan 9, 2012
The Swiss drugmaker Novartis has just issued a recall of certain bottles of some very common over-the-counter drugs, including Excedrin, NoDoz, and Gas-X.

PODCAST: Geithner heads to China, techies head to Vegas

Jan 9, 2012
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.

Merkel and Sarkozy meet to discuss fiscal union

Jan 9, 2012
In Berlin today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy meet for the first time this new year to talk about European debt, and treaties to allow for more budget control of eurozone nations.

French, German leaders meet on eurozone future

Jan 9, 2012
Nicholas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel are speaking in Berlin today, trying to hash out the details of a master plan to save the euro. But it appears the leaders are still working on the same old problems.

Mid-day Extra: Protests in Nigeria over oil subsidy cuts

Jan 9, 2012
We speak to Marketplace's senior foreign editor, John Buckley, about protests going on in Nigeria over corruption in the government, and the recent cut of oil subsidies there.

Shopping mall vacancies slowly declining

Jan 9, 2012
Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.

Will the U.S. lead the economic recovery?

Jan 9, 2012
With ongoing troubles in Europe and an obvious slow down in many Asian economies, it looks as though America might be the bright spot in the global economy.

Supreme Court to hear EPA regulation case

Jan 9, 2012
Sackett v. EPA challenges one of the regulatory agency's key enforcement mechanisms.

Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas

Jan 9, 2012
Big names like Apple and Amazon don't debut products at CES, but there are still some interesting new items popping up in Las Vegas.

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC