Jan 14, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 14, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 14, 2008

Segments From this episode

Can Congress help subprime now?

Jan 14, 2008
The House and Senate have proposals to deal with the subprime mortgage crisis when they reconvene. But Danielle Karson reports it may be too little, too late for Congress to do anything about a possible recession.

Taiwan could get closer to China

Jan 14, 2008
The Nationalist Kuomintang Party's win in Taiwan might mean a better relationship between the country and China. Bill Marcus reports how the party's victory could improve trade by making it cheaper and faster.

Why tap stock dividends now?

Jan 14, 2008
To cut costs, Citigroup might reduce or eliminate its dividends to shareholders. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about why big Wall Street banks have left stock dividends alone up until now.

Amtrak strike may derail an economy

Jan 14, 2008
Amtrak workers are threatening to walk if management can't meet union demands. A strike would not just hurt commuters, but could serve the Northeast corridor and New York City a huge economic blow. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

A sweet deal for Kazakhstan crude oil

Jan 14, 2008
Italy's Eni has been working with Kazakhstan to develop the country's big crude oil discovery. But Kazakhstan has changed the rules of the original deal and doubled its original stake. Megan Williams reports.

Artists owning galleries take control

Jan 14, 2008
Enrollment is up at art colleges, but it's still not easy to make a living in the art world. In response to picky commercial galleries, many artists are cutting out the middleman by opening their own. Lisa Gray reports.

China opens to foreign banks

Jan 14, 2008
China has lifted its moratorium on foreign banks doing business with Chinese companies, and many international banks are now making deals. Jill Barshay reports the appeal is in China's stock market.

Detroit's auto show emphasizes green

Jan 14, 2008
Electric cars, hybrids and other green concept cars are a big theme at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jeremy Hobson has more on a few featured models -- including an eco-friendly Hummer.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC