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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 30, 2014

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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.  

Rep. Henry Waxman stepping down after 20 terms

Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman is retiring after 20 terms.
Posted In: telecom, Congress

PODCAST: Cuba seeks foreign investment

Investors are pulling out of emerging markets, and putting their money into older markets. How much does the Fed have to do with it? A proposal to waive tuition at public universities, but grads will have to "pay it forward." And, Cuba looks for foreign investment.

Putting Yankee Stadium on ice

The NHL has converted Yankee Stadium to a hockey arena.
Posted In: hockey, NHL, Yankees, Gaming the System

How free is free enterprise?

The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.
Posted In: inequality

Cuba makes bid for foreign investment with a multi-million dollar port

The $957 million overhaul of the port of Mariel, in west Havana, is being financed by Brazil, and is in the heart of a special economic development zone.
Posted In: cuba, brazil

Americans who have bought Obamacare are getting a good deal

Some 3 million Americans have bought health insurance through a state or federal exchanges. According to a new report, contrary to many initial concerns, consumers might actually be getting a pretty good deal.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

DONG brings Danish government to the brink of collapse

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's government is in peril and Danes are protesting after a deal for Goldman Sachs to acquire a state-owned energy company.
Posted In: Denmark

A different way to pay for college

A proposal to waive tuition at public universities, but grads will have to "pay it forward."
Posted In: Oregon, Bonamici, college

Banks look to exit commodities

Regulators are starting to take a closer look at the industry.
Posted In: commodities, JP Morgan, Volcker Rule

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Golden Rough
The Bamboos
Beyond The Beyond
RJD2
Four n Twenty
Cookin' on 3 Burners
Housewife (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre
Canto De Ossanha
Jurassic 5