Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 23, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken criticism for his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital. But what is private equity, and does it really help the economy? On this Chinese New Year, Chinatowns across the U.S. are shifting from urban to suburban centers. Plus, we tell you why it's a bittersweet moment for the cocoa market. And is solar in trouble?

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The sun is reflected in a solar panel outside the EQ-SYS factory that makes rotating frames for solar panels, in Feldheim, Brandenburg, June 20, 2011. It looks like Germany is backing off its solar power initiative for now, after breaking its subsidy bank.

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A lot happened while you slept. Marketplace Morning Report® host David Brancaccio explores the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make smart decisions. We've also launched a new series about how machines, robots and algorithms are increasingly entering the workforce. We're looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs. Read more here.