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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How everyday Americans would tackle the budget deficit

About 800 Americans across the country were asked their opinions on how to solve the U.S. budget deficit. The results did make a substantial dent in the debt.
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Fitch announces change to state pension analysis

Fitch Ratings today announced changes to the way it analyzes U.S. state and city pension bills. In a report, Fitch warns the new approach could have some consequences. Dick Larkin, director of credit analysis at Herbert J. Sims & Co., explains.
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Wholesale prices rise nearly 1 percent in January

Higher fuel and food costs pushed up wholesale prices last month. Steve Chiotakis speaks with analyst Peter Cohan this morning to get more information on these numbers.
Posted In: Retail
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Sanofi-Aventis to pay more than $20 bil. for Genzyme

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis will pay more than $20.1 billion for U.S. biotech firm Genzyme. Sanofi will pay $74 per Genzyme share once the deal closes in the second quarter of 2011.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions, Science
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Chevron, Ecuador prepare for legal battle

It's a legal battle that goes back 17 years. Residents of the Ecuadorean Amazon sued Texaco for pollution damages. When Chevron bought Texaco in 2001, the case remained unresolved. And now an Ecuadorean judge has fined the American oil company over $9 billion, and both sides are prepared to fight.
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Smaller cell towers mean bigger coverage areas

Until now, what stood between you and better cell phone coverage were unsightly, ugly cell towers. But the wireless industry says it has finally found a way to fill in the gaps -- with much smaller antennas that can be hung on lamp-posts or buildings.
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U.K. calls for freeze on Mubarak's assets

After Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Switzerland froze the deposed leader's assets in the country. Now, as experts prepare to assess Mubarak's purported hidden wealth, Switzerland and the U.K. are encouraging other countries to do the same.
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Jill Schlesinger: Sorting out Fannie and Freddie

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor at large at CBS/MoneyWatch, about the government's plans to cut its ties with mortgage corporations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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Bloomberg reports misuse of Clinton tax credits

In the March issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine, David Dietz explains how New Markets Tax Credits -- part of a program created to help revitalize poor and struggling inner city neighborhoods -- is being used to build corporate developments. Dietz speaks with Steve Chiotakis about the implications of the misuse of the funds.
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President Obama petitions the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

President Barack Obama is talking with business leaders today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The two sides are hope to bridge gaps on hotly debated topics, including health care and financial regulations.

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