Jan 9, 2012

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Marketplace Tech Report's John Moe reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the future of television. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne talks about the big years coming up for his company and the auto industry. Consumer advice celebrity Suze Orman is breaking into the prepaid debit card business. Commentator Mark Laws recounts how one payday loan took over his life. The U.S. is going through a snow drought. In the past year, the number of nuclear reactors operating globally fell. And reporter Gregory Warner takes a look at whether economic hard times change people's perceptions about how much health care they need.

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CES: It's all about your TV set

Jan 9, 2012
Reporting from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, John Moe explains why the future of technology is in the big-screen TV.

Lack of snow leaves winter businesses feeling cold

Jan 9, 2012
Ski season is well underway. Just one problem though: no snow. Pro snowboarder Travis Rice talks about how that's affecting his game.

Suze Orman introduces prepaid debit card

Jan 9, 2012
The TV host and financial adviser says her goal is to help cardholders that usually use only cash become more credit-worthy.

Health care spending rising more slowly

Jan 9, 2012
The rapid rate of growth is slowing, but many people aren't feeling the change.

Payday loan becomes monthly ordeal

Jan 9, 2012
Commentator Mark Laws found himself on a "rat wheel" trying to pay off a loan to attend his mother's funeral.

Chrysler CEO sees continued success for automakers

Jan 9, 2012
Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne provides an optimistic forecast in his outlook for 2012 and 2013 in the auto industry.

French nuclear power export hopes dim

Jan 9, 2012
France claims it has designed the world's safest nuclear reactors, but last year's nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, dealt export hopes a blow.

Marketplace Tech Report’s John Moe reports from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on the future of television. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne talks about the big years coming up for his company and the auto industry. Consumer advice celebrity Suze Orman is breaking into the prepaid debit card business. Commentator Mark Laws recounts how one payday loan took over his life. The U.S. is going through a snow drought. In the past year, the number of nuclear reactors operating globally fell. And reporter Gregory Warner takes a look at whether economic hard times change people’s perceptions about how much health care they need.

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