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Jan 21, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Smaller stimulus for a unified Congress

Jan 21, 2009
President Obama's stimulus package may be too much debt for the comfort of some in Congress. Commentator Robert Reich says he can choose that route, or go for less money and more congressional support.

Income-tax relief could help business

Jan 21, 2009
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will ask for some mercy for businesses today in the form of income-tax relief. This would help businesses get out of their debt and spend again. Mitchell Hartman explains how it works.

Geithner faces questions on taxes

Jan 21, 2009
U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner is appearing before a Senate committee to answer questions about his own tax life. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports how he could have avoided self-employment taxes for so long.

U.K. considers nationalizing banks

Jan 21, 2009
A leading British lawmaker is suggesting the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyd's banking group go into complete public ownership. Stephen Beard reports why bank nationalization might be a risk, but a good one.

Medicare a top issue in Obama budget

Jan 21, 2009
President Obama wants to tackle Medicare in his first budget, a program he calls "unsustainable." The issue is a tough sell politically, but could be easier if rising health care costs are managed. Sarah Gardner reports.

Washington will help clean tech boom

Jan 21, 2009
Clean energy initiatives are still attracting investors, but oil is no longer in the driver's seat as prices remain low. Sam Eaton reports why policymakers are important for the clean tech industry now.

IBM did really, really, really well

Jan 21, 2009
IBM reported its latest profit numbers last night, and they were good. The company accredits its success to software sales and Internet security services. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC