Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 13, 2012

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President Obama will announce his proposed budget for 2013 today, and it is expected to include a lot of infrastructure spending. In Greece, big budget cuts were passed over the weekend -- but how do the new minimum wage requirements and public sector job cuts there compare to the U.S.? And we take a closer look at the world of natural gas through the eyes of an energy company CEO.

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Obama budget increases spending on infrastructure

President Obama's budget for next year includes hundreds of billions for new infrastructure projects and repairs to the nation's roads and bridges. But it could take years before any work actually begins.
Posted In: infrastructure

The budget math of the payroll tax extension

The details of the payroll tax reduction, the chances it’ll be extended and how it’ll be paid for.
Posted In: payroll tax

Progress Energy CEO on future of natural gas

Bill Johnson, CEO of Progress Energy, addresses the concerns over natural gas and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Posted In: natural gas, fracking, energy

The Greek spending cuts in U.S. terms

More strict austerity measures were passed in Greece over the weekend. What would the equivalent of the cuts look like here at home?
Posted In: Greece, austerity, budget cuts, Europe debt crisis

More uncertainty looms after Greek cuts

Greeks rioted over the weekend, burning dozens of buildings in protest against budget cuts that are the latest condition for a $170 billion bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
Posted In: Greece, austerity, IMF, Europe debt crisis

Greek businesses hurting even before latest cuts

Many Greeks spent the weekend protesting against austerity cuts in their country, in part because individuals and businesses are already having trouble scraping by.
Posted In: Greece

Why Greece has to make its payments

Why is it so important for Greece to get its bailout money by March 20th?
Posted In: Greece, debt

No upturn on the horizon for Greece

Protesters in Athens are worried in part because planned austerity cuts could mean more lean years before a recovery kicks in.
Posted In: Greece

Instability in Greece likely to continue

Who has more to lose in the ongoing crisis in Europe -- Greece, or its lenders, like Germany?
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis

Reconnecting with the music of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's crystal-clear voice is everywhere today -- belting, beautifully, "I Will Always Love You". It's songs like that that'll no doubt start topping the sales charts once again.
Posted In: Music, whitney houston

PODCAST: Cleaning up Greece, crying for Adele

President Obama will announce his proposed budget for 2013 today, and it is expected to include a lot of infrastructure spending. In Greece, big budget cuts were passed over the weekend -- but how do the new minimum wage requirements and public sector job cuts there compare to the U.S.? And we take a closer look at the world of natural gas through the eyes of an energy company CEO.

The profit boost from 'Linsanity'

Jeremy Lin has risen in the last week to be a breakout star in the NBA -- in part, because of his potential to tap into the Chinese market.
Posted In: NBA, basketball, China, Jeremy Lin

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Wosoubour (Chris Annibell remix)
Vieux Farka Touré
They Want Real
D-Tension
Homecoming (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Chris Martin] [Explicit]
Kanye West