Jan 29, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 29, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 29, 2010

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Health supporters form new alliances

Jan 29, 2010
With health care reform stuck in neutral on Capitol Hill, supporters of an overhaul are trying to develop a new battle plan. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Fewer comedians at corporate gigs

Jan 29, 2010
Everybody needs a good laugh. But in the corporate world, there is reluctance to hire comedians. Why? Cash Peters reports.

NBA's Marbury hawks his shoe in China

Jan 29, 2010
NBA star Stephon Marbury is taking the court for his new team -- in China. What gives? Scott Tong reports.

Marketplace Minute With Bill Radke 01/29

Jan 29, 2010
Watch Marketplace Morning Report host Bill Radke cram all the week's business news into a 60-second poem. This week: Toyota's problems, issues with Apple's iPad name, Obama's call for a spending freeze, Davos bankers, and GDP.

Gateses pledge $10B for vaccine effort

Jan 29, 2010
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda say their foundation will spend $10 billion researching and delivering new vaccines for the third world. Stephen Beard reports.

Why Soros is against big regulation

Jan 29, 2010
Investor and philanthropist George Soros talks with Bill Radke about what the mood is in Davos and why he's concerned about regulation.

Obama's plan to help small biz hiring

Jan 29, 2010
President Obama hopes to create some jobs with an idea he's pitching today to a gathering of Congressional Republicans. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Green investors await better U.S. policy

Jan 29, 2010
The U.S. is expected to make a voluntary pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in time to meet a United Nations deadline, but investors may want more. Sarah Gardner reports.

Is the GDP growth sustainable?

Jan 29, 2010
FTN Financial's Chris Low talks with Steve Chiotakis about how the GDP number exceeded expectations and why investors are so skittish right now.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC