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The Senate could vote today to create a deficit-cutting commission as part of a bill that will let the government borrow an additional $1.9 trillion. Brett Neely explores the debate around the measure.
Oregon residents take to the polls today to vote on two big proposals concerning state taxes. April Baer explains why the local campaigns may be a barometer for the rest of the country for this election season.
President Obama is readying a plan to freeze spending on some domestic programs -- with a few notable exceptions. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about how the spending freeze will impact the deficit.
China and Taiwan have started what could be historic trade talks. Proponents of a trade deal say it could create Taiwanese jobs and ease barriers for Taiwanese companies in the China market. Scott Tong reports.
Coaches of big university football programs have been opting to trade in tradition for a healthier paycheck. And that's created a merry-go-round effect that's left hard-to-fill holes in collegiate sports departments. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Communications firm Edelman presents its annual "trust" survey at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about which nations' governments have been gaining more of their citizens' trust.
More than 18% of respondents to a recent Gallup survey say there have been times in the last month when they haven't had enough money to buy food for their families. Jennifer Collins reports.
The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for November nudged upward, but the index is still down 5.3% over the year before. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from analyst Juli Niemann of Smith, Moore and Company.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 26, 2010