Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 30, 2012

One European company is offering interest paid in chocolate to its lenders, who are also customers. As soon as this week, regulators could green-light construction on two new nuclear power reactors in Georgia. Why can't European leaders seem to get enough of summits, and will they eventually be able to find a solution to the debt crisis there? And a warm weather winter also means a heating fuel glut.

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Forecasters say the unusually mild winter so far over the East and Midwest could reduce heating costs 20 percent. Good news for those who pay the heating bills. Maybe not so good for those who sell the fuel. Here, the sun sets behind an oil well sited in the middle of a soybean field near New Haven, Ill.
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A pack of cars during Daytona Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway on January 13, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla. How is the economy there doing as it heads into the Republican presidential primary?
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Customers walk to a Wendy's restaurant on June 13, 2011 in Chicago, Ill. The company experienced big losses last quarter, in part because of rising food prices.
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The Three Mile Island nuclear plant is seen in the early morning hours March 28, 2011 in Middletown, Penn. There are plans in the works for the first new nuclear plant in the U.S. since Three Mile Island's meltdown 30 years ago.
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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.