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Jeremy Hobson speaks to Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial about the news from the government that producer prices rose more than expected in December.
The price of agricultural commodities is on the rise. As improving economies buy more product, suppliers struggle to keep up with demand. Since last summer, contracts for future deliveries of wheat and corn have almost doubled. John Dimsdale reports.
Back in November, the Treasury Department sold almost half of its shares in General Motors for about $33 apiece. Today, shares of GM are going for $38. Senator Ted Kaufman explains.
The number of homes seized by banks topped 1 million last year. And while the number of foreclosures keeps rising, new report from a housing advocacy group Woodstock says there's also an increasing number of lenders walking away from foreclosures.
President Obama wants to double U.S. exports over the next five years, and one key to that is the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The agency is now focusing on small business, getting owners involved in overseas markets. Eve Troeh reports.
Which companies should you be watching to get a good take on the American economic recovery in 2011? Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives his top three picks.
Mattel won ownership over California company MGA of the Bratz dolls in 2008, but an appeals court reversed that ruling last year. Now they're fighting over whether one stole trade secrets. In the meantime, Bratz are losing their popularity. Jennifer…
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 13, 2011