Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 14, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 14, 2011

Smaller cell towers mean bigger coverage areas

Until now, what stood between you and better cell phone coverage were unsightly, ugly cell towers. But the wireless industry says it has finally found a way to fill in the gaps -- with much smaller antennas that can be hung on lamp-posts or buildings.

Julia Coronado: The White House budget proposal

President Obama will release his 2012 budget plan today. It's expected to contain stringent spending cuts, but republicans already are staging their opposition. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julia Coronado, chief economist at the investment bank BNP Paribas, about the proposal.

Egypt: Wider elections in store

Many countries have faced the challenge and cost of organizing open elections.

White House announces $1.1 trillion in budget cuts

President Obama has released his budget proposal for next year's federal spending plan. The plan includes $1.1 trillion in cuts over the next decade. But Republicans already are saying Obama's plan doesn't cut it.

Turning e-books into paperbacks

A new machine that prints and binds e-books from digital catalogs offers small bookstores a chance to compete with retail giants like Amazon. Tracey Samuelson reports.

U.S. panel may block Huawei-3Leaf deal, report says

The Wall Street Journal reports a U.S. government panel will recommend that President Obama veto a bid by China's Huawai Technologies Co. to buy the assets of Bay Area developer 3Leaf Systems. Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: China, Mergers and Acquisitions

U.K. calls for freeze on Mubarak's assets

After Hosni Mubarak's resignation, Switzerland froze the deposed leader's assets in the country. Now, as experts prepare to assess Mubarak's purported hidden wealth, Switzerland and the U.K. are encouraging other countries to do the same.

Is the billable hour a thing of the past?

The American Bar Association just finished a conference in Atlanta, Ga. focusing on the way lawyers get paid. Should clients continue to pay hourly wages or is a new system of value-based billing on the horizon? Jeremy Hobson speaks with Stephen Zack, president of the American Bar Association.
Posted In: Jobs, Law

Political protests break out in Bahrain

The uprising in Egypt has inspired protests in the Persian Gulf island nation of Bahrain. As Stephen Beard reports, the protests in Bahrain are more political than economic.

Energy innovation on the budget chopping block

A cornerstone of President Obama's agenda meets GOP resistance today in Washington, D.C. Scott Tong reports on opposition to clean energy funding.

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Modern Man
Arcade Fire
Around The World
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Crash Years
The New Pornographers
Any Colour You Like
Easy Star All-Stars
Smile Like You Mean It
The Killers