Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 12, 2015
Jan 12, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 12, 2015

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Airing Monday, January 12, 2015: First up on today's show, as is a Wall Street tradition, the first big quarterly profit report of the season is Alcoa, the aluminum concern that reports results later today. Alcoa used to be one of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but is no longer. But they've been on a roll lately, as we find out. And a general election is on the way this month in Greece, and a left wing party is promising to renegotiate terms of Greece's debt if it gets in. The present government is now responding in an effort to hold onto power. More on that. Plus, during these short winter days, if only somebody could write out a prescription for happiness. Well, the people who produce Yes! Magazine have just published a collection of essays about rethinking our economic and social relationships.

Segments From this episode

It's all about the hardware at Detroit auto show

Jan 12, 2015
Another auto-show trend: Everything's going to be 'kind of environmentally responsible.'

Old golf courses become new kind of wilderness

Jan 12, 2015
Failed golf courses are being allowed to return to their natural states.
A wInter sky at sunset over Sugarcreek MetroPark in the Dayton, Ohio, area.
Jim Crotty/Flickr

Why the College Football Playoff has a generic name

Jan 12, 2015
Branding experts suggests ways — and reasons — to jazz it up.

Alcoa results expected to please

Jan 12, 2015
As earning season begins, the former aluminum giant is optimistic.

PODCAST: Golf greens go green

Jan 12, 2015
Autos in 2015, an exciting game with a boring name, and converted golf courses.

Airing Monday, January 12, 2015: First up on today’s show, as is a Wall Street tradition, the first big quarterly profit report of the season is Alcoa, the aluminum concern that reports results later today. Alcoa used to be one of the components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but is no longer. But they’ve been on a roll lately, as we find out. And a general election is on the way this month in Greece, and a left wing party is promising to renegotiate terms of Greece’s debt if it gets in. The present government is now responding in an effort to hold onto power. More on that. Plus, during these short winter days, if only somebody could write out a prescription for happiness. Well, the people who produce Yes! Magazine have just published a collection of essays about rethinking our economic and social relationships.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC