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: 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
With both Governor Romney and President Obama calling for bipartisanship, we check in with two dueling economists to help chart the course ahead.
Threatening to change power companies in the Northeast: Is it all spark and no bite? A check in on Haiti, where Hurricane Sandy ravaged crops. Why pretty pictures are keeping one part of the publishing industry afloat.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, Haiti, food costs
Before Sandy hit New York, New Jersey, and the United States, it made its way through the Caribbean. Haiti received some of the worst damage -- More than 10,000 Haitian houses were destroyed.
Markets are taking a chill pill ahead of the election, but for the news media, gentlemen start your engines. TV ads, media guidelines, and a conversation with Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos about immigration. Also a new search for the sasquatch.
Posted In: news, 2012 election
The race among the news media to be first to declare states for President Obama or Gov. Romney will be intense. And yet, accuracy is also important. How will news organizations balance the two on election night?
Posted In: california, community colleges, state budget
Through the recession, community colleges have assumed a heavy burden: Get people ready for jobs at a time of tight employment and tight budgets.
Hey, everybody, happy October Jobs Report Day! We'll see just how happy it is. Also, why Sandy could be a boon to telecommuting, and what happens when you put a hobbit on an airplane.
Posted In: jobs report, Barack Obama, 2012 election, Unemployment
The economy added 171,000 jobs last month and unemployment rate in October ticked up to 7.9 percent as more people entered the workforce to look for jobs. Obama and Romney economic advisers tell us what they see in the numbers.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment, hiring
The firm Challenger Gray and Christmas says planned job cuts at U.S. firms jumped 41 percent in October -- the highest level since May.
As Sandy passes, a flood of economic data to talk about: Jobless claims, job cuts, and tomorrow's official jobs report from the Labor Department. An update from the Jersey shore where residents are struggling to dig out, reopen businesses, and rebuild.