Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 31, 2013

President Obama's nominee to head the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, where he's expected to be grilled on his views of Israel. But he's also prepared to talk business, including the Pentagon's contentious enegry bill. A controversial Chinese acquisition of an American company is going through, despite objections to putting U.S. technology in Chinese hands. China's largest auto parts maker is now cleared to buy A123 Systems, and critics are saying the deal will wipe out American jobs. And, it's quiz time again. Today, we test your knowledge of worldwide poverty.

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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.