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.
BP will pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its role in the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Europe is back in recession. The wealth gap between the rich and poor continues to grow. A celebrity telethon from an Occupy Wall Street branch is expected to raise money to pay off the debts of ordinary people. And the latest on the fiscal cliff.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, debt
It's been more than a year since Occupy Wall Street made its debut in New York's Zucotti Park. Tonight a new initiative, 'Rolling Jubilee,' kicks off with an online celebrity telethon.
Posted In: Germany, Greece, recession, euro
Europe has officially slipped back into recession. Growth in Germany -- widely considered to have a relatively healthy economy -- has slowed as well.
Posted In: netflix
Investor Carl Icahn, who recently acquired 10 percent of Netflix, is pushing to put the whole company up for sale.
Signs of big shifts on the way at the Fed and maybe at Netflix. Coming out of the closet in the financial world, more protests in Europe, and whether Kansas City can raise the money for a new streetcar by asking for donations.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Unemployment
The number two official at the U.S. Federal Reserve, Vice Chair Janet Yellen, has thrown her weight behind a major change in Fed policy. The issue is how the central bank should schedule its stimulus policies.
Posted In: Retail, Hurricane Sandy, iphone 5
After three straight months of gains, U.S. retail sales fell in October by about a third of a percent. Retail prices also ticked down in October.
Bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards? The head of Microsoft Windows is packing up his laptop and going home. Rethinking the east coast power grid, post-Sandy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, budget deficit
With only 16 working days left in the congressional calendar this year, bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards?
The U.S. is the world's next oil giant. Also, a post-election check in with those swingin' folks we've come to know so well in Loudoun County Virginia. And what Greece and Cuba Gooding Jr. have in common on this Monday.