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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 14, 2010

How will government phase out TARP?

The TARP is expected to be phased out this year, but a report out by the Congressional Oversight Panel is raising concerns about how the government intends to do that. Steve Chiotakis Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren, who chairs the panel.

Text donations changing face of charity

The viral success of text donations to the relief effort in Haiti has helped raise over $3 million so far. Sam Eaton explores why the campaign has been so successful and potential caveats to the giving strategy.
Posted In: Charity, Science

Foreign companies struggle in China

Whatever its censorship policies, China's legal protections for foreign companies are better than they used to be. But there are still many other obstacles to overcome, and China risks soiling its business reputation. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Internet

Fees on banks would help bailout costs

President Obama will announce new fees on the big financial firms in order to raise an estimated $100 billion to cover losses from the public bailouts. What with this do to the federal budget deficit? Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.
Posted In: Investing

Britain weighs in on Kraft-Cadbury bid

Britain's business minister will be meeting with financial figures to take a closer look at Kraft's unwanted takeover offer for Cadbury. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the government's perspective on the bid.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

A new record for property foreclosures

A report from RealtyTrac says December marked the tenth straight month with more than 300,000 foreclosure filings -- and the numbers for the full year are all the more surprising. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Housing

Haitians abroad struggle to call home

Phone communication to Haiti has been nearly impossible since Tuesday's earthquake, and those abroad with relatives there can't get a clear sense of what's going on. Sally Herships heard stories from people in New York's Little Haiti.