Jan 10, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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The consumer electronics show is all about gadgets, but this year, it's also all about advertising. One organization is making strides to recycle all the unused soap from big hotel chains. And earnings season begins with a poor showing from…

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Cuba harvests oil off Florida coast

Jan 10, 2012
Oil deposits off the coast of Cuba could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars. But it will be years before the oil gets to market.

Mid-day Extra: The Gatorade shower

Jan 10, 2012
Dumping Gatorade on a coach after a big victory is a tradition for college and professional athletes, but where did that tradition come from?

Big banks team up against cyber attacks

Jan 10, 2012
Security officials from Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are expected to discuss creating a data center that would be responsible for sifting through mounds of secret bank information to signal whether any cyber attacks could happen.

China's trade surplus narrows

Jan 10, 2012
Chinese exports took a hit in the last year because of the European debt crisis, while the export market suffered as Chinese consumers bought less.

As earnings season begins, fears of euro debt crisis

Jan 10, 2012
Alcoa, a major aluminum producer, kicked off earnings season on a dull note. Will other American companies be affected by the ongoing problems in Europe?

PODCAST: China closes surplus gap, Coors Light moves up

Jan 10, 2012
The Consumer Electronics Show is all about gadgets, but this year, it's also all about advertising. One organization is making strides to recycle all the unused soap from big hotel chains. And earnings season begins with a poor showing from…
Miller, Coors and Anheuser-Busch products sit side-by-side in a cooler at a liquor store. Coors Light is now the second more popular beer in the country, after Bud Light.
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Is N.H. representative for other American voters?

Jan 10, 2012
New Hampshire voters go to the polls in the state's all-important primary contest. The Republican presidential candidates have been campaigning in the Granite State for weeks and months.

Europe debt crisis hits aluminum maker Alcoa

Jan 10, 2012
Alcoa, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, announced its first quarterly loss since 2009 -- and it says the European debt crisis is to blame.

Saving hotel soaps to end waste

Jan 10, 2012
Thanks to the organization Global Soap Project, recycled hotel soap is the latest frontier in corporate efforts to go green.

Alcoa posts first quarterly loss since 2009

Jan 10, 2012
One of the world's largest aluminum producers, Alcoa, announced its first quarterly loss since 2009, blaming problems on the European debt crisis.

What sets N.H. voters apart from other states

Jan 10, 2012
New Hampshire, like Iowa, has a state economy that is much better off than the national average. So what do candidates focus on there to win over voters?

President Obama appoints new chief of staff

Jan 10, 2012
The President's budget director Jack Lew is taking over as chief of staff. He's replacing Bill Daley, who spent just a year on the job. What will this mean for White House relationships with big business?

Officials to consider safety of air shows

Jan 10, 2012
The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing today about the safety of daredevil events -- specifically, events like the air show in Reno, Nevada last September in which a crash killed 11 people and injured 70.

The consumer electronics show is all about gadgets, but this year, it’s also all about advertising. One organization is making strides to recycle all the unused soap from big hotel chains. And earnings season begins with a poor showing from bellwether stock Alcoa, a major U.S. aluminum producer.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC