Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

As President Obama prepares to give his State of the Union address this evening, it seems likely that political gridlock will continue in Washington, D.C. Debt talks continue in Greece, and the country is taking some steps to boost revenue. Reporter Amy Scott looks at what higher education actually teaches students. And the American TV show 'Pimp My Ride' has big fans in Morocco.

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Economy

What is an effective tax rate?

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently released his tax returns. But what do they mean by effective tax rate?
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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has released his tax returns.
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The 'Occupy Igloo' movement

A policeman stands on the roof of a hotel next to the Congress Center hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos on January 24, 2012.
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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.