Jan 5, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Boeing will close a military aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas, laying off 2,000 workers over two years. The European Union could soon begin cracking down on how online companies use personal data. And in this week's Attitude Check with Gallup, we look at the extent to which the 2012 election will focus on economic issues.

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Netflix to stream original series, in full

Jan 5, 2012
Netflix is coming out with its first original series, and will stream it all at once. It serves as an indicator of how viewer habits are changing.

Europe likely to impose oil sanctions on Iran

Jan 5, 2012
European officials are meeting in Brussels today to discuss an oil embargo against Iran in reaction to the country's nuclear program.

Kodak could be in danger of bankruptcy

Jan 5, 2012
Kodak could soon be delisted from the NYSE and perhaps even file for bankruptcy. But does that really mean the end of the company?

Kodak on the brink of bankruptcy?

Jan 5, 2012
Kodak has fallen from a one-time business giant to stocks worth less than $1 per share. What went wrong?

Unemployment claims fall in December

Jan 5, 2012
Fewer people lined up for unemployment line -- and for unemployment benefits -- last week and payroll company ADP says private employment jumped by 325,000 in December.

Unemployment picture is improving, slow and steady

Jan 5, 2012
Fewer people lined up for unemployment benefits last week, which, if sustained, could drop the jobless rate in the longer term.

Economic growth likely to be uneven in 2012

Jan 5, 2012
Jobs numbers are up, and the outlook is good for manufacturing and some other sectors. Not every part of the economy has such a sunny outlook for 2012, though.

PODCAST: A not-so-Kodak moment

Jan 5, 2012
Boeing will close a military aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas, laying off 2,000 workers over two years. The European Union could soon begin cracking down on how online companies use personal data. Shares of Netflix soared yesterday after data showed that users watched over 2 billion hours of TV and movies last quarter. And in this week's Attitude Check with Gallup, we look at the extent to which the 2012 election will focus on economic issues.
Netflix is about to venture into original content.
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Mid-day Extra: Cheaper in 2012

Jan 5, 2012
Economists are worrying about inflation in the coming year, but a few products will actually be cheaper. What should we buy in 2012?
Bottle of wine are categorised ready for tasting during the 'International Wine Challenge' event at the Barbican centre in London, England. Wine is one item that should actually drop in price in 2012.
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Boeing to close large plant in Wichita

Jan 5, 2012
Boeing will close a military aircraft plant as President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announce budget cuts.

The economy in elections 2008 v. 2012

Jan 5, 2012
The economy is shaping up to the top issue of this election year. How does that compare to the last election in 2008?

European leaders agree to oil sanctions for Iran

Jan 5, 2012
European officials meeting in Brussels today have reportedly agreed to an Iranian oil embargo. It's the latest move by the west to punish Iran for its nuclear ambitions.

Boeing will close a military aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas, laying off 2,000 workers over two years. The European Union could soon begin cracking down on how online companies use personal data. And in this week’s Attitude Check with Gallup, we look at the extent to which the 2012 election will focus on economic issues.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC