Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Super PACs are allowed to spend unlimited cash, as long as they reveal where the money's coming from -- but it is often still hard to know who is making the donations. Gambling isn't the only thing the Nevada economy has to offer in this election year. And does a foreclosed home down the block hurt your chances of staying above water?

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JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson announces the new strategy at the launch event at Pier 57 on January 25, 2012 in New York City.
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People make donations to the Orange County Liberty Counsel after an event with Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) at the Aloma Baptist Church Jan. 28, 2012 in Winter Park, Fla.
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A man looks at knight's armor at the annual Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory on January 20, 2012 in New York City. What would it take for someone to lose their knight title?
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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.