Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 19, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 19, 2009

What Obama might do with TARP

The Obama's team is keeping quiet on specific details of their plan to help consumers through the second half of the TARP fund. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports what the new administration might do.

Middle East exploring green technology

Leaders of wealthy Middle East emirates have been pouring billions into green technology. Sarah Gardner reports petroleum powerhouses like Abu Dhabi are taking renewable energy seriously.

Getting on a pre-pay plan for college

With college tuition continuing climbing and the stock market continuing to fall, more people are liking the idea of locking in future college costs. Sarah Gardner looks into the pros and cons of a pre-paid 529 plan.
Posted In: Education

Want in on inauguration? It'll cost you

Scalpers are making some gains from the Obama inauguration. Tickets that were passed out for free are being sold for anywhere from $200 to 10 times that amount. Danielle Karson reports.

U.K. will help Royal Bank of Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland announced today it was getting more money from the British government. The news coincides with another emergency financial measure by the U.K. Stephen Beard reports why taxpayers will be picking up the tab.

The state of black-owned businesses

According to the most recent U.S. Census, there are a million black-owned businesses in the United States, which bring in more than $100 billion in sales. Tamara Keith has more on black-owned businesses in the U.S.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Was Citigroup getting too big?

Citigroup's tremendous losses may be a sign that the bank is getting too big. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about whether or not Citigroup may be buying up too many businesses.

Businesses campaign for change

Companies inspired by Obama's campaign for change are trying to motivate customers to make a difference. Some businesses are donating to scholarhips and feeding the hungry. Jeff Tyler reports.

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