Jan 6, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Commission blames Deepwater Horizon spill on 'systemic problems'

Jan 6, 2011
In a report, the official government commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster says the events occurred because of "a number of outright mistakes" that "combined to overwhelm the safeguards." Scott Tong reports.

Ripples of Deepwater Horizon are felt around the world

Jan 6, 2011
The Presidential panel's report examining Deepwater warns a disaster is likely to happen again without significant change in industry practice and government policies. Stephen Beard has more.

Global food prices hit record high

Jan 6, 2011
Global food prices hit their highest levels ever last month. Wheat, corn, sugar and cooking oil are causing the most concern.

The Australia flood could affect the steel industry

Jan 6, 2011
The Australian flood waters have hit the last major city in its path, Rockhampton, but the rains continue. Now, economists are concerned for the global steel market. Stuart Cohen reports.

Retail chains report disappointing numbers for the holiday season

Jan 6, 2011
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk at Mesirow Financial about retail chain store numbers for the holiday season.

Recession gives rise to Generation R

Jan 7, 2011
The Great Recession has affected people of all ages and classes, but for Generation R -- the 20-somethings who have just graduated college to find a poor job industry -- it's their day-to-day lives. Jeremy Hobson talks to researcher Maria Kefalas about this important group.

Advertising agencies take aim at Brazilian consumers

Jan 7, 2011
Having recently been announced as the future home country for both the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, Brazil is gaining momentum in the world arena. Steve Chiotakis talks with Wieden + Kennedy's Andre Gustavo about why the ad agency has taken the leap to move there.

The recession's impact on health care spending

Jan 7, 2011
A report released today reveals that although health care spending rose in 2009, the recession still caused many people to put off medical care, mostly because of lost health insurance. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

New Balance faces lawsuit for 'toning shoes'

Jan 7, 2011
'Toning shoes' -- athletic shoes with rounded soles that make it harder to maintain balance -- are often promoted as a way to help slim down. But one maker, New Balance, is facing claims that they don't work as advertised. Mitchell Hartman reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC