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.

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Features by Jeff Horwich

First predictions for 'The Hobbit' at the box office

When 'The Hobbit' comes out next Friday, it'll be the first major outing for a new movie technology. It's the first major studio movie to be shot at 48 frames per second.
Posted In: film, movies

PODCAST: High frequency trading, shooting film faster

Are high speed computer traders costing you, me, mom and pop investor -- money? Also: is a renewable energy boom on the way in Africa. And the new movie technology being rolled out next week with the hobbit -- why you might love or hate it.

Giant solar panel plant planned in Ghana

Today the British company "Blue Energy" unveiled plans for the largest solar power plant in Africa -- and one of the largest in the world.
Posted In: Africa, solar

PODCAST: Shake ups in air travel, Happy Birthday Texting

Today, a look at the next wave of fees airlines have up their sleeves. Plus, HBD -- that's "happy birthday" -- to text messaging, turning 20 today.

Airlines looking to charge the right amount of fees

Seems like profits never come easily in the airline industry. And there are evidently always new ideas for how to pull in a few more bucks from flyers.
Posted In: Airlines

PODCAST: Face tattoo regrets and a public college fund

The economic damage from Sandy: Is it worse than we thought? New data on consumer spending and a big port strike at the country's most critical port. And aside from Mitt, who's got the biggest regrets post-election? It could be the guy with the Romney face tattoo.

Has outsourcing become outdated?

For decades, the story of American manufacturing has been all about outsourcing. Lately though, some new terminology has come into vogue -- 'insourcing.'
Posted In: outsourcing, manufacturing, insourcing

What trends are on display at the L.A. Auto Show?

The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.
Posted In: Auto, los angeles, carmakers, recovery, electric cars

Markets react to fiscal cliff talks

Markets fell yesterday just moments after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said no substantive progress had been made in the latest fiscal cliff negotiations.
Posted In: markets, fiscal cliff, Hurricane Sandy

PODCAST: Higher GDP growth, financial scandals

The Commerce Department has revised up its GDP growth estimate for the previous quarter, but it's what's inside that counts. And two scintillating new reports: One on the British phone-hacking scandal, another looking into what happened to turn a major bank in Afghanistan into a 'Ponzi scheme.'

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