Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 19, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 19, 2010

Obama summit to revisit health reform

President Obama is hosting a bipartisan summit focused on reviving stalled health care legislation. Republicans and Democrats are skeptical they can bury the hatchets, but John Dimsdale reports they can find some common ground.
Posted In: Health

Bank bailout funds to go to housing

President Obama is set to announce a new federal assistance program to help homeowners in states hit hardest by the housing crisis. The program will use $1.5 billion from the $700 billion bank bailout fund. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing

Lowe's workers get heart surgery deal

Home improvement retail chain Lowe's is partnering with one of the Cleveland Clinic to offer discount heart surgery to its employees. Can bulk purchasing work for specialized health care? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

How to start a marijuana clinic

So you want to be in the business of distributing marijuana, but you're not sure about the legal hassles? Cash Peters found out how to navigate the red tape at an expo to educate prospective pot clinic proprietors.
Posted In: Health

Behind the Democrats' new jobs bill

Senate Democrats are supporting a $15 billion jobs bill, which is a small fraction of a pricier measure that had bipartisan support. Steve Chiotakis gets further analysis of the plan from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Tiger trying to come out of the woods

Tiger Woods is holding a press conference today to start the first step in what his agent calls the "process of making amends." Will sponsors respond amiably to his turnaround? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Sports

Markets react to rising discount rate

The Federal Reserve has raised the rate banks are charged for emergency loans. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about how markets are interpreting the Fed move and what this means for the future.
Posted In: Wall Street

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 2/19

This week: Toyota's president on Capitol Hill, Google Buzz, nuclear power, Abbey Road, and Kevin Smith's bloated cheeks.