Marketplace Morning Report®

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 17, 2012

Ford CEO Alan Mulally discusses the driving forces behind his company's turnaround and what makes Michigan unique. From Detroit to down South, where reality TV producers are mining the stories of rural folks. Food companies grapple with higher ingredient costs. Rising gas prices are likely to eat all of the payroll tax break. Britain and France are set to sign a nuclear energy deal. And hidden taxpayer costs in the mortgage settlement are emerging.

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"The Simpsons" characters are displayed during the Fox Network portion of the Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, Calif. The show will air its 500th episode.
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Alan Mulally, president and CEO of the Ford Motor Company, speaks to reporters after unveiling the 2013 Ford Fusion during the first press preview day at the 2012 North American International Auto Showin Detroit, Mich.
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A report says U.S. taxpayers may end up on the losing side of the multi-billion-dollar housing settlement between banks and states. Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky explains how we may be bailing out big banks again.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.