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Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial in Chicago about the Chinese relationship to the Windy City, and Chicago's expectations from the delegate's visit.
Federal rules to increase fuel efficiency start to go into effect next year. Making cars smaller is the easiest way to boost miles per gallon, but Americans typically don't like small cars. As Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports, another road to greater fuel efficiency is to make cars lighter.
The nation's largest retailer, Walmart, is expected to announce a new plan to sell healthier food. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains how Walmart's announcement could reshape industries.
The chairman of the Wendy's Arby's group said this morning he's considering selling Arby's and putting the focus on Wendy's. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Michael Morris, CEO of American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, met with the Chinese delegation yesterday to discuss the relationship between U.S. businesses and China. He speaks with Steve Chiotakis about the meeting, and expectations for the future.
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Lael Brainard, Undersecretary for International Finance at the Treasury Department about economic discussions during the Chinese delegation's visit to the U.S.
Researchers at Texas A&M University found at the depths of the great recession, the number of hours wasted in traffic plummeted. But as the economy improves more people are taking to the roads.
Attempts to completely overturn health care reform aren't likely to succeed. But business is expected to score one victory in the process: the removal of a regulation that would have greatly expanded tax reporting.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 20, 2011