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.

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Features by Steve Chiotakis

Recovery in sight for U.S. shopping malls

A sign the nation's economic health may be continuing to improve -- the real estate data company Reis reported today vacancies at shopping centers were down at the end of 2011. It's the first time that's happened in four years.
Posted In: shopping mall, retail sales

Debt downgraded, Hungary asks for help

Hungary is the latest European Union country to head into trouble, but it isn't part of the eurozone.
Posted In: hungary, Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

U.S. Labor Secretary on December jobs numbers

Hilda Solis, the Secretary of the Labor Department, discusses the jobs picture today, and where we still need to improve.
Posted In: Labor Department, Jobs, Unemployment

Unemployment claims fall in December

Fewer people lined up for unemployment line -- and for unemployment benefits -- last week and payroll company ADP says private employment jumped by 325,000 in December.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Mid-day Extra: Cheaper in 2012

Economists are worrying about inflation in the coming year, but a few products will actually be cheaper. What should we buy in 2012?
Posted In: wine, technology, consumer, shopping

Unemployment picture is improving, slow and steady

Fewer people lined up for unemployment benefits last week, which, if sustained, could drop the jobless rate in the longer term.
Posted In: Unemployment

European leaders agree to oil sanctions for Iran

European officials meeting in Brussels today have reportedly agreed to an Iranian oil embargo. It's the latest move by the west to punish Iran for its nuclear ambitions.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, sanctions

Yahoo's new CEO could shake up company

Yahoo has named Scott Thompson, formerly of PayPal, as its new CEO. Will his skills transfer to the Internet giant?
Posted In: technology, Yahoo, ceo

Kodak could get kicked off NYSE

Kodak's gotten a warning from the New York Stock Exchange that it will get booted off the big board if it can't boost its average stock price above a dollar a share.

Obama appoints new head of CFPB

The president plans to use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, CFPB, Richard Cordray

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