Steve Chiotakis was a host of Marketplace Morning Report until January 2012

Chiotakis’ award-winning career began after finishing high school in the late 80s. He started at a country radio station in Birmingham, Alabama, moving around the state  progressing to public radio at WBHM. Chiotakis has experience serving as news anchor, reporter and news director. His reporting has been featured on CBS Radio, NBC, CBC, the BBC and NPR.

Chiotakis has been honored by The Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated more than a half dozen times with awards for feature reporting, writing and call-in show. In 2001, Chiotakis was a recipient of the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.

Features By Steve Chiotakis

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Goldman-linked insider trading trial starts this week

This week, the federal government will head to court for what may be the biggest insider trading case in decades. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan say many on Wall Street will be watching closely.
Posted In: Wall Street
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Obama urged to open U.S. oil reserve

With oil prices at just about $103 a barrel, some members of Congress are asking President Obama to open the nation's strategic oil reserve in an effort to bring down the cost of gasoline.
Posted In: Oil
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U.S. payrolls rise 192,000, jobless rate 8.9%

U.S. employers added 192,000 workers and the unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent in February -- the lowest level since April 2009. Jill Schlesinger from CBS/MoneyWatch explains.
Posted In: Jobs
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GOP wants to end home loan modification programs

The Obama Administration's Home Affordable Modification Program soon could be killed in the House.
Posted In: Housing
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Dallas Fed President: high oil prices won't spur a double-dip recession

Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, responds to concerns that higher gas and oil prices could lead to slower economic growth and a double-dip recession.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
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Oil price spikes expected to increase airfares

The International Air Transport Association today said airline profits will be impacted because of rising jet fuel costs. And those costs will likely be passed along to the consumer. Seth Kaplan with Airline Weekly explains.
Posted In: Airlines
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Libyan government shake up could hurt oil deals

Rebel forces in Libya have seized control of several oil export terminals in the country. While the government attempts to regain control, a senior Libyan official promised the country will still get paid for existing oil deals. Samuel Ciszuk, senior analyst for IHS Energy, explains.
Posted In: Oil
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Analysts expect higher oil prices won't affect Bernanke's testimony

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics, about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before the Senate today. Petrou and other analysts believe Bernanke will present cautious optimism on the state of the economy.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
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Juli Niemann: Wall Street expected to stay the course

Bob Moon speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company in St. Louis, about what she thinks will come of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress today and how it will affect Wall Street.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
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Analyst expects cautious optimism from Bernanke

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to address Congress this morning, Steve Chiotakis speaks with Len Blum, managing partner at Westwood Capital. Blum expects that Bernanke will be 'cautiously optimistic' about the economy, but his comments might be tempered over concerns in rising oil prices.

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