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Jan 26, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Commission would cut deficit spending

Jan 26, 2010
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.

Why Oregon is a political test tube

Jan 26, 2010
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.

Will reforms survive the new Senate?

Jan 26, 2010
How has the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the Senate affected the Democrats' agenda? Steve Chiotakis talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about where the party's list of reforms stands now.

How a spending freeze will help deficit

Jan 26, 2010
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, Taiwan thaw rivalry, talk trade

Jan 26, 2010
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.

The era of the mercenary college coach

Jan 26, 2010
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.
Former University of Southern California head coach turned Pete Carroll discusses his new position as head coach for the Seattle Seahawks at a press conference.
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Survey studies global government trust

Jan 26, 2010
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 struggling to put food on table

Jan 26, 2010
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.

A downside to rising home prices

Jan 26, 2010
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.

The team

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