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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Yet another blow for JC Penney. The company says it will close 33 stores and slash 2000 jobs. Nigeria -- the second largest economy in Africa -- plans to start up a mortgage finance company similar to Fannie Mae here in the United States. And could too much financial news impact your mental health?

Segments From this episode

Nets, Hawks game underscores NBA's European hopes

Jan 16, 2014
NBA officials have made it clear; they want to expand the brand in Europe.

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

Jan 16, 2014
More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.

Is too much financial news affecting your health?

Jan 16, 2014
New research finds a strong link between daily stock returns and hospital admissions.

What do our cars know about us?

Jan 16, 2014
Ford's CEO got in some hot water after his comments about Ford cars collecting data on drivers worried some consumers. What are the emerging privacy issues we should be thinking about when it comes to new car technology.

The current state of state finances

Jan 16, 2014
Most states are doing good when it comes to their balance sheet, even capturing that elusive word -- surplus!

PODCAST: The NBA has made it clear -- they want to expand to Europe

Jan 16, 2014
Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate? The NBA is looking across the pond. And the current state of state finances.

Why is Congress focusing on poverty?

Jan 16, 2014
Congress's Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on income inequality. Just the latest congressional foray into the problem.

Yet another blow for JC Penney. The company says it will close 33 stores and slash 2000 jobs. Nigeria — the second largest economy in Africa — plans to start up a mortgage finance company similar to Fannie Mae here in the United States. And could too much financial news impact your mental health?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC