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: Earnings, Alcoa, stock market
Corporate earnings season is here again. The first reports arrive today, starting with the aluminum company Alcoa. Analysts are bracing for a slew of lackluster numbers.
Two big mortgage-related settlements to fill you in on, plus who sports the worst bruises from the hockey lockout, happy birthday No Child Left Behind, and a big, fat, expensive fish.
Posted In: Sports, business of sports, hockey
The National Hockey League and its players union have come to a deal to end their nearly four-month lockout. A shortened season could begin as soon as next week.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Earnings
Immediately following the fiscal agreement, U.S. stocks had their best week in more than a year last week, but will the optimism last?
What does the president's top economist on the labor market have to say about today's jobs report? What's next for Google after an antitrust victory. Colorado and Washington, get ready to unleash the pot business. And the great Bicholim war of 1640 -- turns out it never happened.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, wages
Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report
New data on auto sales shows bumper year for big three carmarkers. The cost delaying federal Superstorm Sandy relief. Al Jazeera is buying Current TV. And a company known for canned meat is spreading its wings.
Posted In: Auto, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all saw significant gains in U.S. sales during 2012.
Your next paycheck could be a bit of a shocker, and we'll tell you why. In corporate news, Avis is buying Zipcar. And is the company Herbalife nothing more than a giant pyramid scheme? Some people think so.
We've got some good analysis on this evolving deal and some informed prognoses on where we go from here, from a couple of heavy-hitting economists of both parties. Then we'll pivot to another controversial topic: Obamacare... And see how one of the most progressive states is doing at setting up its insurance exchange.