Feb 4, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Toyota projects $2B in recall damages

Feb 4, 2010
Between repairs and lost sales, Toyota is estimating a total loss of about $2 billion from the gas pedal recall -- an especially bitter pill following news of a highly profitable quarter. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott.

Senate considers chemical reform

Feb 4, 2010
Advocates for reforming chemical regulation are demanding the Senate enforce tougher rules on toxins. Jennifer Collins reports why scientists and other chemical reform supporters are pushing for higher safety standards.

Globalist Quiz: Smokers in China

Feb 4, 2010
Why does the number of smokers in China exceed the U.S. population? And how is the country trying to turn that around? Steve Chiotakis takes the latest Marketplace Globalist Quiz with theglobalist.com editor-in-chief Stephan Richter.

Toyota prepared to make cars again

Feb 4, 2010
Toyota will re-start auto production on Monday, with workers installing a redesigned gas pedal to fix the problem that started the recall. But the car maker is used to quick jumpstarts of its assembly line. Alisa Roth reports.

PA shale drilling clouds local tap water

Feb 4, 2010
Underground shale drilling in northern Pennsylvania is causing a stir amongst environmentalists, who say thousands of new gas wells could pose serious threats to drinking water. Joel Rose reports.

Huge art sale sign of market rebound

Feb 4, 2010
Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti's six-foot bronze sculpture called "Walking Man 1" sold for a world record price of over $104 million last night. Many experts are hailing this as a rebound for the art market. Stephen Beard reports.

Apple, Adobe at war over iPad

Feb 4, 2010
Apple's new iPad tablet has touched off a fight with Adobe over the new technology's exclusion of Flash software, a snub that started with the iPhone. Are the two brawlers evenly matched? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event in San Francisco, Calif. -- January 26, 2010
Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

Does the job market feel stalled to you?

Feb 4, 2010
The Labor Department reports this morning new jobless claims rose by about 8,000. Does this seem like a hold up? Steve Chiotakis talks to Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC