Segments From this episode
President Obama is set to announce a plan to trim the size of big banks in this country that proved to be too big to fail during last year's financial crisis. Steve Chiotakis gets the details from Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Investors in China fear the country's rapidly-growing economy can't slow down too much now without having major global consequences. Scott Tong explores China's increasing role in the world market.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is so adamant against the use of cell phones in cars he wants to see them completely banned behind the wheel. But automakers have made car technology nothing if not cell phone-friendly. Collin Campbell reports.
Giant banks like Goldman Sachs have been doing extremely well in the markets, thanks in part to help from low interest rates. Amy Scott tracks bank earnings and explains where the profits developed.
Minivans get a bad rap for lacking style and general desirability. But automakers are making attempts at changing that public perception with new designs and features. Alisa Roth explores why.
Hispanic migrants moving to rural towns for work are often vulnerable to an unwelcome response from the community. But a recent study puts many stereotypes to rest about the perceived negative impacts of Latino workers. Jeff Tyler reports.
The Super Bowl is giving ad time to advocacy group Focus on the Family, which has run campaigns staunchly opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage. Such polarizing groups are traditionally shut out from buying those ads. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 21, 2010