Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 30, 2014

Things aren't looking so great for Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Socialists have quit her three-party coalition government, and Danes are protesting a bid by Goldman Sachs to take over a state-owned utility in Denmark. JPMorgan wants a buyer for its commodity business. The deal could be worth around $2 billion for the bank. Commodities have been profitable for banks in the past, but now several are changing course. And, think about what freedom means to you at work. If you've got an old fashioned boss, does it seem like a foreign concept? Or do you want more autonomy, more independence? The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.  

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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.