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Companies inspired by Obama's campaign for change are trying to motivate customers to make a difference. Some businesses are donating to scholarhips and feeding the hungry. Jeff Tyler reports.
Citigroup's tremendous losses may be a sign that the bank is getting too big. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about whether or not Citigroup may be buying up too many businesses.
According to the most recent U.S. Census, there are a million black-owned businesses in the United States, which bring in more than $100 billion in sales. Tamara Keith has more on black-owned businesses in the U.S.
The Royal Bank of Scotland announced today it was getting more money from the British government. The news coincides with another emergency financial measure by the U.K. Stephen Beard reports why taxpayers will be picking up the tab.
Scalpers are making some gains from the Obama inauguration. Tickets that were passed out for free are being sold for anywhere from $200 to 10 times that amount. Danielle Karson reports.
With college tuition continuing climbing and the stock market continuing to fall, more people are liking the idea of locking in future college costs. Sarah Gardner looks into the pros and cons of a pre-paid 529 plan.
Leaders of wealthy Middle East emirates have been pouring billions into green technology. Sarah Gardner reports petroleum powerhouses like Abu Dhabi are taking renewable energy seriously.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 19, 2009