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PLAYLIST: State of the Union and Hollywood

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Tuesdayy January 25, 2011

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.

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.

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.

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.

Patent officials hope to clear backlog of applications by opening satellite office in Detroit.

According to Crain's New York business, New York City is the brunch capital of the country.

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.

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

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?

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.

Here are the songs we played:

  • TBreaking the Girl - Red Hot Chili PeppersBuy
  • Put Your Seat Back -- Tony LuccaBuy
  • Playgirl (Snap Ant Remix) -- LadytronBuy
  • Moar Ghosts n Stuff -- deadmau5Buy
  • Ghost of the Pinata -- Nels ClineBuy
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