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Jan 30, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 30, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 30, 2009

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GDP contracted from last quarter

Jan 30, 2009
The Commerce Department released its first look at Gross Domestic Product from last quarter today, and GDP contracted at a rate of around 4 percent. Steve Henn reports it could've been worse.

Stimulus moves on to business

Jan 30, 2009
The economic stimulus package has reached the Senate, and business incentives will likely be the focus. Bob Moon reports some of the main concerns for the bill and where businesses may be able to benefit.

My Morning Commute: Busker

Jan 30, 2009
Like many city workers, a street busker may be able to drive to the job. But factor in an ever-changing final destination, an amp and a dog, and you've got quite a shlep. We follow a busker in Ireland on his way to work

Honda temporarily closing U.K. factory

Jan 30, 2009
Honda is shutting down its main British factory for four months starting today, and laying off 4,000 workers with pay until it re-opens. Stephen Beard reports why this move is an alarming indicator for the auto industry.

Frugality could wrinkle P&G profits

Jan 30, 2009
It's hard to avoid Proctor and Gamble's global presence and scores of beauty products. But some of the company's brands are starting to lose out to cheaper generics. Janet Babin explores the consumers' perspective.

An energy-efficient home for $100K

Jan 30, 2009
A real estate developer in Philadelphia is building an eco-friendly house for $100,000 to prove green design isn't just a luxury item. But the hard part may be selling the house when it's done. Joel Rose reports.

See you soon, Scott

Jan 30, 2009
Today is Scott Jagow's last day as host of Marketplace Morning Report. Scott is ending three and a half years sitting at the MMR helm, but thankfully he won't be going too far.

Climate program helps nations go green

Jan 30, 2009
The World Bank has selected eight developing nations to receive $500 million to help them adapt to global warming. If the climate adaptation program goes well it could play a pivotal role in developing a new global climate deal. Sam Eaton reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC