Jan 5, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Kraft's bid for Cadbury loses sweetness

Jan 5, 2010
Kraft Foods' offer for candy maker Cadbury has hit a roadblock: Warren Buffett's company has voted against the bid. Jeremy Hobson reports this deal may be more evidence that not every merger is a match made in heaven.

Will consumers jump into 3-D TVs?

Jan 5, 2010
ESPN is going to launch a new 3-D channel. With 3-D movies like "Avatar" busting out at the box office, will we all need new TVs and set-top boxes to watch? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Cold snap boosts global commodities

Jan 5, 2010
The winter cold snap is expected to increase U.S. heating demand, which is giving oil prices a bump. But it's not just oil the weather's affecting. Sam Eaton reports.

The impact of Google's new phone

Jan 5, 2010
Miguel Helft, technology reporter for The New York Times, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what Google wants to achieve with its new phone and how it might affect the mobile ad market.

Postal deficit may lead to less delivery

Jan 5, 2010
The U.S. Postal Service is rethinking the way it does business after losing $3.8 billion last fiscal year. Molly Messick reports the postal service's mission is part of what makes it so hard to meet budget.

Letters: Home sales, green tech, shelter

Jan 5, 2010
Kai Ryssdal reviews what listeners had to say about stories involving home sales, green technologies, homeless shelters, and the Marketplace Minute.

Airlines keep an eye on extra security

Jan 5, 2010
Airline executives are watching the government's reaction to the alleged Christmas Day terror attack in Detroit. John Dimsdale reports they know extra security hassles can affect their bottom line.

Africans tough it out in Argentina

Jan 5, 2010
Closed doors in Europe and America are pushing Africans to find new destinations, including South America. But what they find in Buenos Aires is not always what they expect. Ian Mount reports.