Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 12, 2012

Top fashion designers launch a campaign today to help raise money for President Obama's re-election, but when fashion gets political, there can be some complications. Marketplace's Economy 4.0 correspondent David Brancaccio explains the Fed's beige book. And a look at the Haiti earthquake, which took place two years ago today, shows where all that donation money went.

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The online retail company has been in dispute with a few states over collecting sales taxes.
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World
2011 saw a rise in the amount of money migrant workers in the U.S. send back home to countries like Mexico and El Salvador.
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Elections
President Obama will soon announce a proposal to cut down on government spending by consolidating a number of government agencies.
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Economy
People crowd the sidewalk outside a house where US President Barack Obama stopped for a campaign event in Chicago, Ill., on January 11, 2012.
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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions.