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Feb 23, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Last night's GOP debate on CNN included a lot of talk on the American auto bailout. In Michigan, employment has started to rebound in part thanks to manufacturing jobs associated with the auto industry. Elsewhere in the state, Jeremy Hobson…

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More from CEO of Domino's Pizza on his changing company

Feb 23, 2012
Domino's Pizza, which has its headquarters in Michigan, is one company that's felt the ups and downs of the American -- and global -- economy.

PODCAST: Bailed out-rage

Feb 23, 2012
Last night's GOP debate on CNN included a lot of talk on the American auto bailout. In Michigan, employment has started to rebound in part thanks to manufacturing jobs associated with the auto industry. Elsewhere in the state, Jeremy Hobson…
One soccer game in southern California recently went into some serious overtime.
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West Michigan sees surge in manufacturing

Feb 23, 2012
Manufacturers are thriving all over west Michigan. Many companies can't even find enough skilled workers to hire.

Online privacy plan could keep your donut habit hidden

Feb 23, 2012
On the White House agenda today: a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The Obama administration says we need more protection from companies that have gotten better and better at tracking us online.

What retail earnings are telling us about the economy

Feb 23, 2012
This week we're finding out how department stores have been faring. Macy's and Saks are in good shape; today, Kohl's says its yearly sales rose. Department stores can tell us a lot about the health of the economy -- at…

How the Grammys and the Oscars are different

Feb 23, 2012
It has been reported that actor Sacha Baron Cohen hopes to attend this year's Oscar ceremony dressed in character. Event organizers are so keen on the idea.

As gas prices rise, Obama to speak on energy future

Feb 23, 2012
Rising prices at the gas pump could threaten the economic recovery and pose an election year problem for Obama. What can he do?

Domino's Pizza CEO on how the company has changed

Feb 23, 2012
Around for decades, Domino's Pizza used to be known as the 30 minute delivery guys. CEO Patrick Doyle explains how they changed that, with a little help from Bain Capital.

The view of the auto industry, then and now

Feb 23, 2012
The auto industry bailout continues to be a point of controversy among the general population of America, but the view of carmakers has made a bit of a comeback in the last few years.

British PM David Cameron fights 'anti-business' mood

Feb 23, 2012
Several of Europe's biggest banks are reporting billion dollar losses today and yet, banks are handing out billions in bonuses and getting a lot of flack for it.

Last night’s GOP debate on CNN included a lot of talk on the American auto bailout. In Michigan, employment has started to rebound in part thanks to manufacturing jobs associated with the auto industry. Elsewhere in the state, Jeremy Hobson sat down with the CEO of Domino’s Pizza to see how the company is faring in these tough economic times, and to see what kind of effect Bain Capital had on the business. And speaking of the auto bailout, how do Americans in general feel about it?

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC