Jan 4, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Obama's health care law faces a Republican House

Jan 4, 2011
The new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote next week on a repeal of the health care reform law. Scott Tong explains.

Flooding in Australia affects global commodity prices

Jan 4, 2011
Prices for some global commodities have spiked as much as 20 percent in recent days, as flooding continues to ravage northern Australia. Stuart Cohen explains.

VW and Porsche move towards a merger

Jan 4, 2011
A merger between two of the world's most famous car companies has moved one step closer to reality. Stephen Beard explains.

An increase in personal bankruptcies may not be a bad thing

Jan 4, 2011
Personal bankruptcies were up 9 percent last year -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Scott Tong explains.

Is the commercial real estate market on the rebound?

Jan 4, 2011
The property research company Reis says last quarter office rents rose for the first time since 2008. Juli Niemann comments.

Seven insurance companies are expected to sue Toyota

Jan 4, 2011
New legal headaches for Toyota: Seven insurance companies are suing the car maker. Ken Bensinger of the LA Times explains.

How world population affects the economy

Jan 5, 2011
Bloomberg's Timothy Homan took U.S census data and compared it with figures from around the world to present an idea of where the world is heading demographically and economically. He talks to Bob Moon about his findings.

NASCAR's popularity is stalling

Jan 5, 2011
NASCAR was once considered the fastest growing sport in the country. But in recent years, the racing sport has lost one out of four TV viewers. Is it prime time for a rebound? Adam Allington reports.

Team owners may luck out in NFL lockout scenario

Jan 5, 2011
As the pro football playoffs kick off, there comes the fear of a NFL lockout next season. Players and owners haven't yet reached a collective bargaining agreement, and now players are saying the owners' deals with TV networks are unfair.

Motorola splits in two

Jan 5, 2011
Motorola is about to split into two companies, and it could mean better business for both. Jennifer Collins reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC