“Marketplace Morning Report,” hosted by David Brancaccio, is the business news you need to know to start your day. “Marketplace Morning Report” gets you up to speed on what you missed when you were sleeping, kicking off each weekday with a global business update from the BBC World Service in London.
1-30-14 Morning Report - Will a deal with Goldman bring down the Danish government?
Things aren't looking so great for Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Socialists have quit her three-party coalition government, and Danes are protesting a bid by Goldman Sachs to take over a state-owned utility in Denmark. JPMorgan wants a buyer for its commodity business. The deal could be worth around $2 billion for the bank. Commodities have been profitable for banks in the past, but now several are changing course. And, think about what freedom means to you at work. If you've got an old fashioned boss, does it seem like a foreign concept? Or do you want more autonomy, more independence? The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.