Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 18, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 18, 2011

NBA lockout

The National Basketball Association and its players square off over new contract. Threat of lockout looms.
Posted In: Sports

Lawmakers try to save Florida high speed rail project

They want to give the private sector a chance to complete the rail line.
Posted In: Transportation

How Social Security can be reformed today

Presidential historian Julian Zelizer talks about about the historic deal on social security between President Reagan and Tip O'Neill, and how it might reflect on our current situation.

Civil War anniversary to bring tourism dollars

Tourists already flock to Civil War historical sites, but the National Park Service and others hope to cash in on the war's 150th anniversary.
Posted In: Travel

Michigan governor proposes eliminating state film incentives

Governor Rich Snyder of Michigan has proposed nearly eliminating the state's tax incentives for the film industry. Currently, Michigan is the third most popular state in the country for film production, behind California and New York. Alex Rosaen, consultant for the Anderson Group, explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Dan Cook: Inflation and debt

Jeremy Hobson speaks to Dan Cook, CEO of IG Markets, about the two big economic issues of the week -- inflation and debt. These two issues are front-and-center in the U.S. and around the world. Dan Cook explains the impact.

Wisconsin lawmakers target state workers' union

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seeking to reduce the state's deficit want to pass a bill that weakens the state workers' union. Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/MoneyWatch, about how budget woes could influence other states to do the same.

House votes to stop FCC net neutrality funding

House republicans have moved to block the Federal Communications Commission from using government money to implement its new net neutrality regulations. Eve Troeh has more.

Egypt rallies around the opening stock market

Egyptians in Cairo are celebrating today. It's been one week since President Hosni Mubarak stepped down And as the economy continues to regain ground, the Egyptian stock market is encouraging citizens to invest.

Newly merged stock exchanges search for a new name

The combined German and New York Stock Exchange must now find a suitable name for the newly merged trading floor. And as Stephen Beard explains, instead of using a brand consultant, the new exchange is going the social media route for suggestions.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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