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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Airing Tuesday, January 13, 2015: Crude oil prices continue to slide, and now British inflation is sliding along with it. More on that. Plus, Detroit is hosting North American International Auto Show this week. There are a few new green offerings on display like a new re-designed Chevy Volt and a diesel plug-in hybrid version of the Audi Q7, but some car shoppers have lost their enthusiasm for high-mileage vehicles. Plus, the number of dorms that are closed on college campuses during the holidays is slowly decreasing as students are increasingly unable to afford to head home for the holidays.



Segments From this episode

Car sales in the era of $50-a-barrel oil

by Tracey Samuelson Jan 13, 2015
Truck and SUV sales are up ... but Tesla sales have not slowed.
Learning Curve

College students discover the dorm staycation

by Amy Scott Jan 13, 2015
Schools are making it easier for students to stay on campus during breaks.

Lithuania embraces the Euro

by Stephen Beard Jan 13, 2015
Lithuania has taken its old currency, the Litas, out of circulation.

The effect of cheap oil on the jet-making industry

by Adam Allington Jan 13, 2015
Downward oil-price trend may not bode well for biggest customers of jet manufacturers.
Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Lithuania adopts the euro

by David Brancaccio Jan 13, 2015
A big couple of days for pharmaceutical buy-outs, and Lithuania joins the EU.

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