Jan 14, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Haitians abroad struggle to call home

Jan 14, 2010
Phone communication to Haiti has been nearly impossible since Tuesday's earthquake, and those abroad with relatives there can't get a clear sense of what's going on. Sally Herships heard stories from people in New York's Little Haiti.

A new record for property foreclosures

Jan 14, 2010
A report from RealtyTrac says December marked the tenth straight month with more than 300,000 foreclosure filings -- and the numbers for the full year are all the more surprising. Bob Moon reports.

Britain weighs in on Kraft-Cadbury bid

Jan 14, 2010
Britain's business minister will be meeting with financial figures to take a closer look at Kraft's unwanted takeover offer for Cadbury. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the government's perspective on the bid.

Fees on banks would help bailout costs

Jan 14, 2010
President Obama will announce new fees on the big financial firms in order to raise an estimated $100 billion to cover losses from the public bailouts. What with this do to the federal budget deficit? Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton.

Foreign companies struggle in China

Jan 14, 2010
Whatever its censorship policies, China's legal protections for foreign companies are better than they used to be. But there are still many other obstacles to overcome, and China risks soiling its business reputation. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Text donations changing face of charity

Jan 14, 2010
The viral success of text donations to the relief effort in Haiti has helped raise over $3 million so far. Sam Eaton explores why the campaign has been so successful and potential caveats to the giving strategy.

How will government phase out TARP?

Jan 14, 2010
The TARP is expected to be phased out this year, but a report out by the Congressional Oversight Panel is raising concerns about how the government intends to do that. Steve Chiotakis Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren, who chairs the panel.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC