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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Jan 22, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the keynote address later today. And, Marketplace Morning Report checks inwith critic Blake Gopnik about intersections between art and the marketplace. And something shiny on display in New York has caught his attention

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A bright new day at the World Economic Forum

Jan 22, 2014
The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful, kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland.

Is our culture too obsessed with the tastes of the mega rich?

Jan 22, 2014
An exhibition of work by the jeweler JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has one art critic asking if our culture is too dominated by the 0.1 percent.

Who says liberal arts majors can't make a good living?

Jan 22, 2014
A group of colleges and universities have launched a campaign on behalf of the liberal arts and the earnings potential of people who major in them.

When your bad credit keeps you from getting a job

Jan 22, 2014
A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.

New report shows few finish free online courses

Jan 22, 2014
College courses with a 95 percent dropout rate would trigger alarm bells at most universities, but researchers at Harvard University and MIT says that’s potentially fine, at least in the case of some massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

PODCAST: Optimism at Davos

Jan 22, 2014
The World Economic Forum kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland. 95 percent of people who enroll in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, drop out. And, a recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.

The World Economic Forum, the winter gathering of the powerful kicks off today in the Alpine town of Davos, Switzerland. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will give the keynote address later today. And, Marketplace Morning Report checks inwith critic Blake Gopnik about intersections between art and the marketplace. And something shiny on display in New York has caught his attention

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC