Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 4, 2012

With the Iowa caucuses over and President Obama beginning his campaign, Jeff Tyler looks at whether labor unions with be a campaign issue in 2012. Auto makers in the U.S. are optimistic for car sales in the upcoming year. A mild winter means cash-strapped governments save money, but lack of snow can be costly for others.

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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions. We've also launched a new series about how machines, robots and algorithms are increasingly entering the workforce. We're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs. Read more here.