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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Leaders criticize bank over-regulation

At the Davos conference, business leaders warned cracking down on the banks could sabotage economic recovery. Bankers criticized President Obama's plans to cut big banks down to size. Stephen Beard reports.

How Obama can reassure the U.S.

What's the most important thing President Obama can say in his State of the Union address to reassure Americans his plans will work to improve the economy? Steve Chiotakis talks to analyst Richard DeKaser.
Posted In: Wall Street

A case for renewable energy in Davos

Bill Radke talks to Davos attendee Bill Gross, CEO of the Pasadena Company eSolar, about his eco-initiative building solar thermal plants in China and what message he wants to share at the World Economic Forum.

PGA can't get sponsors on course

After the Tiger Woods scandal, the PGA is finding it has to scramble to obtain corporate sponsorships, which used to come much easier. Will this continue when Woods inevitably returns to the game? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Sports

Sorting through Apple's latest i-rumors

As with any Apple device, the new technology Steve Jobs is set to unveil is shrouded in mystery and steeped in rumor. Marketplace's Gregory Warner sorts through the hype and tells us what we might be able to expect.
Posted In: Science

Obama could ease student loan burden

Right now, most college graduates must spend 15 percent of their disposable income paying off their federal student loans monthly for up to 25 years. But one of President Obama's new initiatives could help relieve that burden. Caitlan Carroll explains.
Posted In: Education

Argentina's central bank in conflict

The head of Argentina's central bank looks as though he might call it quits amidst a public spat. Reporter Ian Mount explains the conflict and why Argentinian President Fernandez de Kirchner is in an uproar.

What they're really doing in Davos

Some of the world's most high-powered people are meeting in Davos not to make decisions, but to get to know each other and face the problems together. Steve Chiotakis gets a brief overview of Davos from Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who is at the event.

Toyota puts brakes on certain car sales

Toyota has told its dealers not to sell any more of many of their most popular vehicles, including Camrys and Avalons, until the car maker has figured out an acceleration problem. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.
Posted In: Auto