Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 28, 2010

Why high-speed rail will benefit U.S.

Another one of President Obama's spending plans calls for bringing high-speed rail to U.S. cities like Tampa and Cleveland. But how will this create jobs with most leaders of high-speed rail in Europe and Japan? Collin Campbell reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Travel

Ford ends up on top despite debts

Ford said it earned $2.7 billion last year -- despite being stuck with more debt than bailed-out counterparts GM and Chrysler. Mitchell Hartman explains how the carmaker managed itself differently.
Posted In: Auto

Foreclosures extend to smaller markets

RealtyTrac is seeing foreclosures rise in markets around the country beyond the usual suspects like California and Nevada. But some analysts awrn foreclosures don't tell the whole story. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Haiti takes center stage at Davos

Rebuilding Haiti has been a central focus at the World Economic Forum. Steve Chiotakis talks to Catherine Bragg, assistant secretary general of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, about how people are getting involved.

Governments discuss moves on deficits

Government leaders are discussing deficit budgets as they continue to hash through economic issues at the World Economic Forum. Some governments are borrowing so much, it could push interest rates up and hurt recovery. Stephen Beard reports from Davos.

Obama delves into spending freeze

In his first State of the Union address, President Obama supported the trillion-dollar stimulus and announced his proposal to freeze spending next year on Congress-controlled programs. Steve Chiotakis gets more from Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.

The link between health care and deficit

Some fiscal conservatives have called on the president to abandon health care now and focus on cutting the deficit. Why can't we do both? Bill Radke explores health care with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

Free trade criticism hurts Davos model

Exports and trade are a big issue this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who is at the conference, about the significant role free trade plays at the annual event.

Do we really need the iPad?

The new iPad by Apple is being marketed as a third device -- you buy it after you already have a computer and smartphone. But as the device can't really serve to replace either, what need does it meet? Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Science