Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 22, 2009

Home construction at new low

Demand for new homes is at a low as numbers out this morning wrap up the worst year for builders since at least 1959. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports level of foreclosures will likely stay high all year.
Posted In: Housing

Apple stock still sweet, but may sour

Apple sales hit $10 billion for the first time last quarter, and the brand still grabs consumers worldwide. But the company is predicting a less-stellar performance in the first quarter. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science, Wall Street

Death penalty for Chinese milk tainters

A Chinese court sentenced two men to death and one woman to life in prison for their involvement in tainting milk with a deadly additive. Some believe they were scapegoated for government cover-ups. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Crime

The controversy of concierge medicine

Some states have been considering whether to regulate fee-for-service physicians who practice what is sometimes referred to as "concierge" medicine. Tamara Keith explores why the option has garnered controversy.
Posted In: Health

Mid-tier banks face their own troubles

Megabanks like JP Morgan and Citigroup make headlines for their losses, but smaller and mid-tier banks are suffering as well. But Mitchell Hartman explains how the troubles of these banks may differ.
Posted In: Investing

China's growth starting to cool

Numbers out today show that China's economy grew 9 percent last year, down from 13 percent the year before. Beijing has committed some $600 billion in stimulus to help. Scott Tong reports.

Should the U.S. just nationalize banks?

While the government bailout of banks has had little success, some have wondered whether the U.S. should just nationalize its banks. Scott Jagow tackles the idea with Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell.
Posted In: Investing

House committees take on stimulus

Two House committees take up tax cuts and infrastructure spending in the $825 billion stimulus package. Republicans are raising objections to the existing proposals. John Dimsdale reports.

Layoffs clouding the solar industry

The U.S. solar industry has enjoyed a lot of growth in recent years, but it's not immune to recession. Many solar companies have confirmed layoffs, factory closings or construction delays. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

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