PLAYLIST: State of the Union Recap and Davos

Posted by Katharine Crnko

For Marketplace Morning Report, Wednesday January 26, 2011

The President gave his State of the Union Address last night. Among his many talking points, President Barack Obama hopes cutting corporate taxes will keep the U.S. globally competitive.

The ratings company becomes 2011's first big private equity IPO and could set the standard for other privately held companies considering their own public offerings.

The World Economic Forum opened in Davos this morning. Dignitaries from all over the world will gather to talk free markets and economic recovery.

Airports across Russia have stepped up security following Monday's suicide bombing. The added measures could become permanent in Russia, but not necessarily around the globe.

The Super Bowl is set between the Steelers and the Packers, and soon, football fans across America will gather to watch the season's final big hits on the football field. But those hits are exactly what some former players and player advocates say is wrong with the game.

In last night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama discussed his plan to for the U.S. to stay globally competitive: cutting corporate tax breaks. But Dan Shaviro, professor of taxation at NYU law school thinks that corporates will have a mixed reaction to the cuts.

In barbed ads, Gov. Christie plays pitchman to lure Illinois firms to New Jersey with a pledge not to raise the state's (already high) taxes.

Stacey Vanek Smith speaks with Mark Zandi on the President's State of the Union address, and his call to increase spending on education and to cut corporate taxes.

Toyota announced this morning it's recalling 1.7 million vehicles. This time, the problem is with various faulty parts, including defective fuel devices.

Here are the songs we played:

  • Get Some -- Lykke LiBuy
  • To Never Know You -- Black RyderBuy
  • Carry Out -- Timbaland feat. Justin TimberlakeBuy
  • Radio Free Europe -- REMBuy
  • You Wanted a Hit -- LCD SoundsystemBuy

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