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.


Features by Jeff Horwich

U.S. home prices: Watch out below

U.S. home prices fell 5 percent annually in the first quarter, erasing gains after the recession and putting more pressure on homeowners and the economy.
Posted In: Housing

Disaster aid gets caught up in deficit debate

Is tornado damage worthy of emergency aid? Some Republicans say federal disaster aid should be offset by other budget cuts to curb the deficit.

Oprah signs off after 25-year TV run

Oprah's television finale has prompted a tidal wave of media attention and advertising. But her departure leaves a big void for marketers.

Farmland defies the real estate doldrums

The price of farmland keeps rising along with global food demand. Is this a sign of a new type of real estate bubble?
Posted In: Housing

More companies hiring interns

College students with internships are settling into their summer gigs. But thanks in part to the Great Recession, summer internships have become more like three-month job interviews.
Posted In: Jobs

Ford adapts dashboard to monitor driver health

Ford unveils prototypes for using infotainment system in cars to alert diabetic drivers to low sugar levels and track pollen for allergy sufferers.
Posted In: Health

One way to study the schizophrenic brain: Build one

Researchers at Yale and the University of Texas used a neural network -- a computer brain -- to test out medical theories of what causes schizophrenia. The result was a computer brain that can't tell the difference between stories about itself and fanciful stories about gangsters, and claims responsibility for terrorist acts.

Trust all my company's data to Google? Well, don't mind if I d... Oh, wait.

Here's an update related to our show from this morning: We told you about Google's upcoming release of the Chromebook. It's a computer that...
Posted In: chromebook, cloud computing, Google

Crazy Swiss jetpack man takes on Grand Canyon, and wins

Oh, Jetman (or "Fusionman," which you prefer to be called, but which just seems like a bit much and a kind of off-the-point): We're so glad the FAA...
Posted In: grand canyon, jetman, jetpack, video, Yves Rossy

With Chromebook, the forecast looks increasingly cloudy

Google's demo this week, and promise to start shipping new Chromebook computers within weeks, has the potential to unleash cloud computing -- especially in the workplace. That raises the prospect of huge cost savings to companies, and possible data security gains. It also raises some worries about trusting so much data to one company.


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