Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 31, 2008
Jan 31, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 31, 2008

Segments From this episode

Environment a concern of both parties

Jan 31, 2008
A new study out from George Mason University reveals Republicans and Democrats are about equal when it comes to acting green. Sarah Gardner reports what constitutes popular eco-actions across both parties.

Fed cut may not help foreclosures

Jan 31, 2008
Although the Fed has cut its interest rate a point and a quarter within a week, it probably won't do anything to help people about to lose their homes. Jeff Tyler tells us why.

Papers required for border crossings

Jan 31, 2008
A new rule out today requires anyone crossing the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico to provide a passport or drivers license along with a birth certificate. Dan Grech explores how this might affect tourism.

No Democrats left on the SEC

Jan 31, 2008
The second of two Democrats who sat on the Securities and Exchange Commission is leaving today. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into whether the SEC will still have the same bite or turn into a kinder, gentler agency.

Mike Huckabee's plan for the economy

Jan 31, 2008
Scott Jagow talks to French Hill, senior adviser for Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, about what Huckabee is proposing to do for the economy.

Obama's economic adviser on the plan

Jan 31, 2008
What are Senator Barack Obama's plans for the U.S. economy? Doug Krizner speaks with Professor Austan Goolsbee, the Democratic presidential candidate's chief economic adviser.

King stays head of Bank of England

Jan 31, 2008
Mervyn King has been reappointed governor of the Bank of England. The reappointment seemed unlikely, as King was widely attacked last year for his take on the subprime crisis. Stephen Beard reports.

When bond insurers lose credit

Jan 31, 2008
Bond insurer MBIA's fourth-quarter report shows a loss of over $2 billion. Steve Henn looks into why a triple-A credit rating is important for bond insurance, and how the loss of such a rating could affect you.

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 31, 2008

The team

Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC