Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 23, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken criticism for his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital. But what is private equity, and does it really help the economy? On this Chinese New Year, Chinatowns across the U.S. are shifting from urban to suburban centers. Plus, we tell you why it's a bittersweet moment for the cocoa market. And is solar in trouble?

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The sun is reflected in a solar panel outside the EQ-SYS factory that makes rotating frames for solar panels, in Feldheim, Brandenburg, June 20, 2011. It looks like Germany is backing off its solar power initiative for now, after breaking its subsidy bank.
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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.