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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.
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 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.
The payroll processor ADP says private employers added almost 300,000 jobs in December. Economist Richard DeKaser discusses that number with Jeremy Hobson.
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 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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 5, 2011