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Marketplace for Thursday, January 5, 2012

The European Union proposed a ban on Iranian oil. More Americans are renting than buying. Alabama's strict immigration law puts the state at an economic disadvantage. The latest Attitude Check with Gallup gauges Americans' consumer confidence before Friday's unemployment report. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio talks about the future of Kodak. Barnes & Noble may be planning to spin off its Nook e-reader business. And commentator Mark Bittman explores the prevalence of processed foods and the trend of child obesity in the U.S.

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Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is vital to the oil industry worldwide. Here, an Iranian worker stands in front of the South Pars gas field development in the southern Iranian port town of Asaluyeh.
A sign at Kodak's corporate headquarters stands in Rochester, N.Y. Retirees worry about what would happen if the company went under.
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The vacancy rate for apartment fell to its lowest since 2001 in the fourth quarter as more people rented.
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