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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 15, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 15, 2010

Values can shape economic recovery

We've pinpointed the reasons for the financial collapse, now what can we learn from it? Bill Radke talks to Reverend Jim Wallis, who says re-examining morals can influence a strong economic recovery.
Posted In: Books

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 1/15

This week: Mad NBC hosts, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, President Obama's fees on banks, Google says goodbye to China, and frozen oranges.

A look at inflation in December

The cost of living rose more slowly than expected in December. Bill Radke talks to Julia Coronado, senior economist at BNP Paribas, about how food and energy costs rope into the core rate of inflation.
Posted In: Economy

State pension funds in shady business

A review found that the agents in charge of investing California pension money collected millions of dollars in fees from eager investment firms. Similar activity was found in other states as well. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

Europe responds to new U.K. bank tax

Three of Britain's biggest banks are facing billions in fees, and European banks are nervous about the consequences. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why bankers are worried.
Posted In: Wall Street

Don't expect sparkling 4Q bank profits

The big investment banks are getting set to release quarterly profits next week, and analysts are not feeling optimistic. Jeremy Hobson reports where the bottom line will probably be for many banks and why.
Posted In: Investing

Figure skating won't slip from ratings

U.S. figure skating doesn't enjoy the same mega-ratings it did when it boasted names like Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. But as the top sport in the Olympic Winter Games, fans are still expected to tune in. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Sports

Study: Health care is better in NOLA

According to a new study, New Orleaneans get more efficient and affordable health care than most American adults, and are saddled with less medical debt. Post-Katrina clinics better networking are partially responsible. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

Dodd may drop popular reform plans

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd may drop plans for a new Consumer Protection Agency. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton about what's behind the turnaround and why consumer advocates aren't happy with the move.
Posted In: Investing