Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace, Wednesday, January 19, 2011

China's president Hu Jingtao is in Washington for a visit. It's about as normal as state visits go, but Scott Tong reports that it's also just another sign of China's global business aspirations. After Jingtao leaves, President Obama's got other business to tend to: next week's State of the Union speech. Commentator and former speechwriter David Frum gave his advice.

Reports came out today that bank profits are rising, but revenue is still lagging. An economic battle over renovations at O'Hare airport in Chicago is brewing. Atlantic City plans for more conventions to bring more tourism. And Kai spoke to author Daniel Altman about his new book, "Outrageous Fortunes," and about his predictions on the future of global economies. Kai also went over listener responses for the week. And here are the songs we played:

  • Kenya Dig It? - The Ruby SunsBuy
  • Notations - Lymbyc SystymBuy
  • Touch Too Much (Ewan Pearson remix) - Hot ChipBuy
  • Call on Me - Janet JacksonBuy
  • Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft PunkBuy
  • Funky 24hrs a Day - AnwarriorBuy