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Jan 14, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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Citi could sell off several parts

Jan 14, 2009
On the heels of its brokerage merger announcement, Citigroup is also expected to sell off several financial services to counter a potential $10 billion loss. Jeremy Hobson reports what the bank might be shedding.

Obama stimulus bears a closer look

Jan 14, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama emphasized infrastructure when he spoke of his stimulus plan last week. But when it comes to such spending, Commentator Will Wilkinson worries about the risk of oversight failure.

Obama gives team Republican touch

Jan 14, 2009
Former Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood's nomination as Transportation Secretary makes him one of few Republicans to join the Obama team. Sam Eaton reports how the Transportation Department could benefit from his oversight.

Chrysler looking to shed assets, too

Jan 14, 2009
Chrysler is under pressure to sell off assets after its $4 billion bailout loan from the U.S. government. The automaker is said to be in talks with Renault-Nissan, which Renault-Nissan denies. Stephen Beard reports.

More strain for small business loans

Jan 14, 2009
Small businesses strapped for cash could use help from the Small Business Association more than ever. But recent changes to one of its popular loan programs has put a strain on women and minority owners. Ronni Radbill reports.

SCHIP expansion needs revenue

Jan 14, 2009
The House of Representatives will try to hand President-elect Obama a bill expanding the expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program. But John Dimsdale reports revenue sources may be a concern.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC