Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 25, 2011

Post-bailout, Ireland goes to the polls

Ireland votes today for a new government. Last year, a bailout saved the country from disaster but an opposition win may endanger the whole deal.

Costs squeeze household goods like Charmin

Procter & Gamble announced higher prices as rising raw material costs roil household names in the household products market.
Posted In: Retail

Can carmakers adjust to rapidly rising fuel costs?

As the turmoil continues to escalate in Libya, oil prices have surged. Jeremy Hobson speaks to Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at, about whether carmakers have improved fuel efficiency since the last price spike.
Posted In: Auto

Bruce McCain: Slow GDP growth may be 'the best we can do'

The government announced this morning that the U.S. economy only grew at a rate of 2.8 percent last quarter -- after originally reporting it grew at 3.2 percent. Jeremy Hobson speaks to Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank, about what that means for the economic recovery.

New Zealand earthquake reinforces need for better infrastructure

Reports this morning say the death toll in New Zealand could top 400 following this week's catastrophic earthquake. As American engineers descend on the country to measure the damage, governments are reminded to make building safety measures a priority. Eve Troeh has more.
Posted In: Environment

Irish citizens cast their votes

Just months after a $100 billion bailout from European governments, Ireland holds elections for a new government today. But voters aren't happy about the bailout or the economy.

Analysts worry rising gas prices will impact economic recovery

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/MoneyWatch, about the Commerce Department's downward revision of the nation's Gross Domestic Product number, and the rising cost of oil.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

CBS cancels production this season for 'Two and a Half Men'

With over 15 million viewers, and more than 200 employees, "Two and a Half Men" led CBS's Monday night comedy lineup. But after Charlie Sheen's public breakdown and subsequent media missteps, CBS has canceled this season of its popular show. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs

Oil industry ready to resume drilling in the Gulf

Deep water drilling has been on hold in the Gulf of Mexico since the disastrous BP oil spill. But industry executives say they're ready to resume drilling. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Barbara Shook, Houston bureau chief for the Energy Intelligence Group.
Posted In: Environment, Oil

Google Earth Engine maps 25 years of data

In an effort to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations is offering carbon credits in exchange for saving trees. To help end deforestation, Google has compiled 25 years of maps, data, and scientific measurements in its new project, Google Earth Engine. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Environment, Internet

Countries rush to get citizens out of Libya

Many people from across the Middle East and around the world found work in Libya's oil industry and other sectors. But as the violence there escalates, countries are scrambling to evacuate their citizens.

London to freeze Gaddafi family assets

Protests continue today in Libya. As the United Nations and NATO begin to organize efforts to ease the violence, European governments are moving to freeze the assets of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, as Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Banks

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Bulletproof (Instrumental)
Point Blank (Instrumental)
Sign Of The Times
The Weight Of My Words
Kings Of Convenience
Wise Dread (Instrumental)
DJ Drez
Surprise Hotel
Fools Gold

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