Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A downside to rising home prices

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for November nudged upward, but the index is still down 5.3% over the year before. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from analyst Juli Niemann of Smith, Moore and Company.
Posted In: Wall Street

More struggling to put food on table

More than 18% of respondents to a recent Gallup survey say there have been times in the last month when they haven't had enough money to buy food for their families. Jennifer Collins reports.

Survey studies global government trust

Communications firm Edelman presents its annual "trust" survey at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about which nations' governments have been gaining more of their citizens' trust.

The era of the mercenary college coach

Coaches of big university football programs have been opting to trade in tradition for a healthier paycheck. And that's created a merry-go-round effect that's left hard-to-fill holes in collegiate sports departments. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Sports

China, Taiwan thaw rivalry, talk trade

China and Taiwan have started what could be historic trade talks. Proponents of a trade deal say it could create Taiwanese jobs and ease barriers for Taiwanese companies in the China market. Scott Tong reports.

How a spending freeze will help deficit

President Obama is readying a plan to freeze spending on some domestic programs -- with a few notable exceptions. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about how the spending freeze will impact the deficit.

Will reforms survive the new Senate?

How has the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the Senate affected the Democrats' agenda? Steve Chiotakis talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about where the party's list of reforms stands now.

Why Oregon is a political test tube

Oregon residents take to the polls today to vote on two big proposals concerning state taxes. April Baer explains why the local campaigns may be a barometer for the rest of the country for this election season.

Commission would cut deficit spending

The Senate could vote today to create a deficit-cutting commission as part of a bill that will let the government borrow an additional $1.9 trillion. Brett Neely explores the debate around the measure.

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