Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 20, 2012

As the South Carolina primary draws near, four GOP contenders remain. How does Rick Santorum stand out from the pack? Smartphone users continue to eat up data, with no signs of slowing down. IKEA continues to thrive despite the economic problems in Europe. And postage stamps are about to cost just a wee bit more.

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The GE logo is displayed on a General Electric appliance.
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The Republican presidential hopeful used to be a senator from Pennsylvania, a state known for a strong union presence and significant blue collar values. How has that colored his economic views?
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In Greece, negotiations are underway with international banks in an effort to reduce the country's debt. Greece has to make a deal in order to get another round of bailout cash and prevent a messy default.
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Signs advertising different brands of General Motors cars are displayed at Stewart Chevrolet on November 9, 2011 in Colma, Calif.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.