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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fed holds its first policy meeting of 2011

Now that the economy is picking up, Fed leaders have to decide whether it's time to shift tactics and stop snapping up billions in bonds to keep interest rates low.

U.S. Patent Office prepares to open first satellite branch

Patent officials hope to clear backlog of applications by opening satellite office in Detroit.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Government to sell Citigroup warrants

The auction of Citi warrants continues Washington's exit from the troubled bank and will add to the $12 billion profit the Treasury has made.
Posted In: Banks

The film industry looks to Oscar nominations to bring more business

As a group of multi-billion dollar businesses, the film industry looks to Oscar for help in bringing in more studio money. The LA Times Nicole Sperling explains.
Posted In: Entertainment

Juli Niemann: What to expect from the housing market

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Juli Niemann of Smith Moore and Company about the closely-watched Case Shiller Housing index.

Paul Ryan to give Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union

Tonight, President Obama talks to the nation about the State of the Union. And after the address the nation will hear from up-and-coming GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has more.

SLIDESHOW: Who benefits from an Academy Award

There are many categories in the Academy Awards -- 24 to be exact. Of course you know the big ones -- Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress. But it takes many people to make a movie -- just sit through an entire credit roll to see all the names. So who benefits from an Academy Award? View a slideshow of some of this year's nominees who stand to win more than just an award for their work.

Who benefits from an Academy Award?

An Academy Award -- or even a nomination -- is a ticket to success for actors and directors. But what does it mean for the rest of the Hollywood food chain? The editors, the sound guys, and the camera operators?

The Big Apple is the brunch capital of the U.S.

According to Crain's New York business, New York City is the brunch capital of the country. Alisa Roth explains.
Posted In: Food

Turmoil in the Ivory Coast could affect chocolate prices

Ivory Coast is the world's biggest producer of cocoa, the key ingredient for chocolate. And a two-month old election stalemate has one presidential contender calling for a month long ban on the overseas sale of cocoa.

GM sells more vehicles in China than in the U.S.

For the first time in GM's 102-year history, the car maker sold more cars in 2010 in a foreign market than in the U.S. And that market is China. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: Auto

Merkley calls on President Obama to refocus on foreclosures in the State of the Union

Jeff Merkley, Democratic Senator from Oregon, believes that there needs to be a renewed focus on the foreclosure crisis in America. He wants the President to discuss boosting aid to struggling homeowners in his State of the Union address tonight.
Posted In: Housing

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Breaking The Girl
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Put Your Seat Back
Tony Lucca
Ghost Of The Pinata
Nels Cline