Jan 25, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Merkley calls on President Obama to refocus on foreclosures in the State of the Union

Jan 25, 2011
Jeff Merkley, Democratic Senator from Oregon, believes that there needs to be a renewed focus on the foreclosure crisis in America. He wants the President to discuss boosting aid to struggling homeowners in his State of the Union address tonight.

GM sells more vehicles in China than in the U.S.

Jan 25, 2011
For the first time in GM's 102-year history, the car maker sold more cars in 2010 in a foreign market than in the U.S. And that market is China. Rob Schmitz reports.

Turmoil in the Ivory Coast could affect chocolate prices

Jan 25, 2011
Ivory Coast is the world's biggest producer of cocoa, the key ingredient for chocolate. And a two-month old election stalemate has one presidential contender calling for a month long ban on the overseas sale of cocoa.

The Big Apple is the brunch capital of the U.S.

Jan 25, 2011
According to Crain's New York business, New York City is the brunch capital of the country. Alisa Roth explains.

Who benefits from an Academy Award?

Jan 25, 2011
An Academy Award -- or even a nomination -- is a ticket to success for actors and directors. But what does it mean for the rest of the Hollywood food chain? The editors, the sound guys, and the camera operators?

Paul Ryan to give Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union

Jan 25, 2011
Tonight, President Obama talks to the nation about the State of the Union. And after the address the nation will hear from up-and-coming GOP House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook has more.

Juli Niemann: What to expect from the housing market

Jan 25, 2011
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Juli Niemann of Smith Moore and Company about the closely-watched Case Shiller Housing index.

The film industry looks to Oscar nominations to bring more business

Jan 25, 2011
As a group of multi-billion dollar businesses, the film industry looks to Oscar for help in bringing in more studio money. The LA Times Nicole Sperling explains.

Government to sell Citigroup warrants

Jan 26, 2011
The auction of Citi warrants continues Washington's exit from the troubled bank and will add to the $12 billion profit the Treasury has made.

U.S. Patent Office prepares to open first satellite branch

Jan 26, 2011
Patent officials hope to clear backlog of applications by opening satellite office in Detroit.

Fed holds its first policy meeting of 2011

Jan 26, 2011
Now that the economy is picking up, Fed leaders have to decide whether it's time to shift tactics and stop snapping up billions in bonds to keep interest rates low.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC