Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

China's GDP growth has slowed, but was still at 8.9 percent for the last quarter of 2011. The upcoming primary in South Carolina will focus more on economic issues than earlier contests this year. Newly appointed CFPB Director Richard Cordray explains his plans for the agency. We take a look at how companies spin news stores for their own advantage, and stock brokers in Hong Kong are fighting for their right to a long lunch break.

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The Central Business District skyline which includes Beijing's tallest building the 'China World Tower Three' in Beijing on December 9, 2011. For the first time, the urban population in China has surpassed the rural population.
People stand in front of a sand sculpture depicting Republican presidential candiates (L-R) Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, former candidate Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, in front of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, on January 16, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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A sign is posted in front of a Wells Fargo Bank branch on July 19, 2011 in Oakland, Calif. Wells Fargo and Citibank both posted their quarterly earnings today.
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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.