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: fiscal cliff
For weeks now the major indexes have jumped on days when a fiscal cliff deal seemed possible. What might investors realistically hope for at this point as the deadline draws near?
Twas the day after Christmas, and a big credit card company says we were not spending enough -- go figure. Plus a plan to help more folks who are underwater on their mortgages. And a single-payer healthcare system is on its way to Indonesia.
Posted In: housing market, mortgage, mortgage refinance
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration is eying new relief for underwater homeowners. Who stands to gain from the program?
Could the New York Stock Exchange have at last found a soul mate regulators can live with? In Europe, the Catholic Organization Opus Dei has gotten into a fight with a small Danish game-maker. And Boeing uses potatoes to test in-flight Wi-Fi.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has dealt Apple some bitter news.
Posted In: LIBOR, UBS, poetry, haiku
Those internal emails of UBS LIBOR rate-rigging do have a certain poetic ring to them...
GM wants you to never, ever call it 'Government Motors' again. Ralph Reed, of the Christian Coalition and more lately the Faith and Freedom Coalition, stops by to talk about what social conservatives want out of budget negotiations. And the most precise, nastiest-tasting Gingerbread house you've ever had the pleasure to not eat.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, conservative
Some treasured tax breaks are coming in for close scrutiny, and one of the country's leading social conservatives is weighing in on the matter.
Posted In: fedex, Housing
After a rush of homebuilding in October, November turned out to be a little muted. Much of that you can blame on Sandy -- the storm definitely seems to have slowed down construction in the Northeast.
For fiscal cliff tax hikes, just how rich is 'rich'? Officials are wrangling with a particular type of home business in the home of country music and news this morning that you can probably get a Big Mac on Christmas Day if you want to, but be sure to spare a kind word for the person behind the counter.