Jan 31, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Facebook's IPO looks to be drawing near, and even if you aren't investing in the company, it could still offer you something valuable. We take a look at the current state of the gambling industry through the eyes of the president and CEO of Caesars. And our election 2012 coverage kicks off with a peek into the Real Economy of Nebraska, a place where agriculture still takes center stage.

Segments From this episode

WTO rules against China for unfair trade practices

Jan 30, 2012
A ruling against China by the World Trade Organization could mean cheaper rare earth metals. The metals are used in many electronic devices.

Nebraska manufacturers make dramatic comeback

Jan 31, 2012
How employees at one Nebraska manufacturer pulled together to survive recession, and now the future seems brighter than ever.

The state of gambling from the head of Caesars

Jan 31, 2012
The head of Caesars Entertainment discusses how casinos are faring in this global economy.

European leaders approve new fiscal agreement

Jan 31, 2012
European leaders have agreed on the details of a new treaty that requires countries to balance their budgets and limit their deficits. It's a long-term solution to the continent's debt troubles.

What UPS earnings signal about the economy

Jan 31, 2012
UPS earnings are out today. The company serves as a bellwether stock because as the economy improves, it sells -- and ships -- more items.

Starbucks to open India location soon

Jan 31, 2012
While other American firms have set up camp in the country, Starbucks is planning to open its first store in India in September.

U.S., EU score major trade victory over China

Jan 31, 2012
The World Trade Organization has ruled that China must immediately drop its system of export taxes and quotas on a range of raw materials.

Claremont McKenna admits to bloating SAT scores

Jan 31, 2012
California-based liberal arts college Claremont McKenna says a school official cheated in reporting SAT scores to places like U.S. News & World Report, which ranks colleges across the country.

Facebook reportedly close to IPO filing

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook’s share-offer registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission will disclose its earnings, salaries and business risks.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, at their headquarters in Palo Alto on April 7, 2011 in California. The major tech company is expected to go public soon.
KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images

More on the state of the gambling industry

Jan 31, 2012
The president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment speaks about where gambling is doing the best now, and where he hopes to expand in the near future.

Facebook’s IPO looks to be drawing near, and even if you aren’t investing in the company, it could still offer you something valuable. We take a look at the current state of the gambling industry through the eyes of the president and CEO of Caesars. And our election 2012 coverage kicks off with a peek into the Real Economy of Nebraska, a place where agriculture still takes center stage.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC