Jeff Horwich is the interim host of Marketplace Morning Report and a sometime-Marketplace reporter. He is the former host of "In The Loop" from Minnesota Public Radio and a former business and economics correspondent for MPR. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a Master's in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.
Posted In: public school, lunch, school lunches, mid-day extra
Your family might still be enjoying a summer diet of backyard barbeques and trips to Dairy Queen, but pretty soon kids will be back in school. And they could be facing a much different school lunch than they used to.
Posted In: marijuana, california, drugs
Thanks to SB 420, Los Angeles has all other cities beat when it comes to pot dispensaries. But the city council has decided things are out of hand, and voted last night to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012
Long-distance runner Nick Symmonds talks about why he thinks the Olympics sponsorship model is flawed.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, IMF
The European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the IMF began meetings in Greece today -- they'd like to know what structural reform progress has been made in return for billions in bailout money.
Posted In: federal government, legislation, IRS
About a year ago a law went into effect called the Plain Writing Act, meant to compel federal agencies into communicating with the public in a more accessible way. Now a nonprofit has come out with its first report card based on the act, and most agencies are not doing very well.
Posted In: football, college athletics, Penn State
This morning the NCAA announced an array of penalties against Penn State University for allegedly covering up the sexual abuse of Jerry Sandusky. The penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl game ban, and a 40 percent cut in scholarships.
Posted In: China, floods, infrastructure
In Beijing, six months-worth of rain fell over the weekend. The storm has reportedly killed 37 people; almost 60,000 are out of their homes. Anger is reportedly turning from Mother Nature to the government.
Posted In: TARP, bailout, Banks
The Troubled Assets Relief Program -- TARP -- was the formal name for what we often just call "the bailout." In 2008 Congress allocated $700 billion to stabilize the U.S. financial industry. Congress and President Bush assigned one man to build a team, and police all that spending.