Jan 5, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Oil companies lobby the GOP for offshore drilling

Jan 5, 2011
Major oil companies are lobbying GOP congressional representatives to act in favor of off-shore drilling. Scott Tong has more.

Increasing oil prices could end economic recovery

Jan 5, 2011
Fatin Birol is the chief economist at the International Energy Agency. This week, Birol warns that increasing price of oil could send economic recovery efforts into a tailspin.

Analysts expect unemployment numbers to be down

Jan 5, 2011
On Friday the Labor Department releases the most important economic indicator of the month -- the monthly employment report. John Challenger explains the report, and looks ahead to Friday's numbers.

The International Energy Agency warns against rising oil prices

Jan 5, 2011
The International Energy Agency says the rising cost of oil could affect the global economic recovery. Stephen Beard explains.

SEC investigates tech trading markets

Jan 5, 2011
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into special trading markets for red-hot tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter according to recent reports. Scott Tong reports.

Richard DeKaser: December's employment numbers

Jan 5, 2011
The payroll processor ADP says private employers added almost 300,000 jobs in December. Economist Richard DeKaser discusses that number with Jeremy Hobson.

Qualcomm to buy Atheros

Jan 5, 2011
Cell phone chip and accessory maker Qualcomm says it's buying Atheros, a wi-fi and connectivity firm for more than $3 billion.

Get ready to find your own low airline fare

Jan 6, 2011
Airlines and online travel agents are battling over who should offer fare information, and in turn, get that money. So where does that leave the deal-loving traveler? The L.A. Times' David Lazarus talks to Jeremy Hobson about the details.

China's growing auto industry could affect U.S. gas prices

Jan 6, 2011
China added more than 2 million cars last year, a 29 percent increase. So how does that affect the regular U.S. driver? It's all about the price of oil. Alisa Roth explains.

Are Issa's plans too political?

Jan 6, 2011
California Republican Representative Darrell Issa, the new chairman for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is calling for sweeping investigations into government regulation. But are his plans overstepping boundaries? David Gura reports.

Lights out for incandescents at Ikea

Jan 6, 2011
Ikea's taken the step that everyone will have to take by 2014 -- dropping incandescent light bulbs for more energy-efficient options. So what does that mean for your Ikea lamp? Eve Troeh reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC