Jan 12, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 12, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 12, 2009

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Keep thinking long term for 2009

Jan 12, 2009
Whether or not the market continues with dramatic ups and downs, focusing on the long term is key. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Scott Jagow paying close attention to the daily fluctuations in the stock market isn't productive.

Citigroup to announce brokerage deal

Jan 12, 2009
Citigroup is expected to announce a deal to merge its brokerage house, Smith Barney, with Morgan Stanley. Inside sources say a deal is likely by the middle of the week. Jeremy Hobson reports.

U.S. investigates business with Iran

Jan 12, 2009
The U.S. government is investigating European banks accused of doing business with Iran, Sudan and Libya, which is forbidden. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London about which banks are involved.

Powering up India's electric car

Jan 12, 2009
India's electric car runs near-silent and has a blaring horn -- and almost no buyers. Part of the problem is the way it's advertised, but Raymond Thibodeaux reports it may find a market within the country soon.

Efficiently increasing food production

Jan 12, 2009
A study finds producing corn, soy, cotton and wheat has become more efficient over the last 20 years. Ashley Milne-Tyte explores how a less detrimental environmental impact could help increase food production later.

Auto industry not showing off this year

Jan 12, 2009
With most of the U.S. auto industry relying on a government bailout to survive, now's not the best time for the Detroit Auto Show to be glitzing up. Jeremy Hobson reports what the show will be focusing on instead.

Obama meeting on Mexican issues

Jan 12, 2009
Mexico will be the first country to meet with incoming U.S. President Barack Obama. Top issues being brought to the table include NAFTA, immigration reform and battling Mexico's drug war. Dan Grech reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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