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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Things aren't looking so great for Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-SchmidtSocialists have quit her three-party coalition government, and Danes are protesting a bid by Goldman Sachs to take over a state-owned utility in Denmark. JPMorgan wants a buyer for its commodity business. The deal could be worth around $2 billion for the bank. Commodities have been profitable for banks in the past, but now several are changing course. And, think about what freedom means to you at work. If you've got an old fashioned boss, does it seem like a foreign concept? Or do you want more autonomy, more independence? The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.

 

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Banks look to exit commodities

Jan 30, 2014
Regulators are starting to take a closer look at the industry.

A different way to pay for college

Jan 30, 2014
A proposal to waive tuition at public universities, but grads will have to "pay it forward."

DONG brings Danish government to the brink of collapse

Jan 30, 2014
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's government is in peril and Danes are protesting after a deal for Goldman Sachs to acquire a state-owned energy company.

Americans who have bought Obamacare are getting a good deal

Jan 30, 2014
Some 3 million Americans have bought health insurance through a state or federal exchanges. According to a new report, contrary to many initial concerns, consumers might actually be getting a pretty good deal.

Cuba makes bid for foreign investment with a multi-million dollar port

Jan 30, 2014
The $957 million overhaul of the port of Mariel, in west Havana, is being financed by Brazil, and is in the heart of a special economic development zone.

How free is free enterprise?

Jan 30, 2014
The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.

PODCAST: Cuba seeks foreign investment

Jan 30, 2014
Investors are pulling out of emerging markets, and putting their money into older markets. How much does the Fed have to do with it? A proposal to waive tuition at public universities, but grads will have to "pay it forward." And, Cuba looks for foreign investment.

Things aren’t looking so great for Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-SchmidtSocialists have quit her three-party coalition government, and Danes are protesting a bid by Goldman Sachs to take over a state-owned utility in Denmark. JPMorgan wants a buyer for its commodity business. The deal could be worth around $2 billion for the bank. Commodities have been profitable for banks in the past, but now several are changing course. And, think about what freedom means to you at work. If you’ve got an old fashioned boss, does it seem like a foreign concept? Or do you want more autonomy, more independence? The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC