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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Mid-day Extra: In-flight wi-fi isn't so popular

Only a small percent of airline passengers log on to the internet in-flight despite a growing number of airlines and private services
Posted In: wi-fi, Airlines, Internet
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What caucuses mean for the Iowa economy

All eyes are on Iowa today as caucuses there start Republicans on their quest toward the presidential nomination. What does today mean for the state of Iowa?
Posted In: politics, Iowa, 2012 election
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Mid-day Extra: An insider's look at the Iowa caucuses

We all know that the Iowa caucuses happen every four years, and that they help set the tone for presidential elections. But what is it like to sit in on the meetings?
Posted In: politics, Iowa, 2012 election
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B of A cuts credit lines to some small businesses

While some banks are being encourage to lend more, pressure is also coming from regulators to crack down on riskier customers.
Posted In: Bank of America, Small Business, loans
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China announces plans for space program

China has unveiled plans for space exploration over the next five years. The country says it'll launch space laboratories, manned spaceships, and an eventual goal of building a space station and putting a man on the moon.
Posted In: China's Economy, China, space program
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Mid-day Extra: Should we re-invent the calendar?

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say that our currently yearly calendar makes things complicated for businesses.
Posted In: calendar, 2012
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Weekly jobless numbers conflict with employment trend

The Labor Department says jobless claims were up by 15,000 last week, to 381,000. But as Richard DeKaser explains, the bigger picture still shows things looking up in the job market.
Posted In: Unemployment, weekly jobless
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BP oil engineers could face felony charges

The U.S. government could soon bring criminal charges against some BP employees in the company's huge 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted In: BP, Oil, oil companies, legal
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Mid-day Extra: Calendars still selling in 2012, and beyond

While many Americans now do their scheduling on computers and smart phones, the printed calendar business is far from obsolete in 2012.
Posted In: calendar, smart phones
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What the Strait of Hormuz means for world oil

Iran's navy chief said today his country could very easily close the world's most important oil transit channel. The threat to close it comes after the West imposed more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
Posted In: Iran, Oil

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