Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 22, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 22, 2010

Are we turning a corner in housing?

Lowe's reported a rise in profits last quarter of 27 percent. What does this indicate for the housing and construction markets? Steve Chiotakis talks to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Equity Research.
Posted In: Housing

Lufthansa to pilots: Please stop striking

The German airline Lufthansa has asked a judge to step in and stop a four-day strike by pilots that began today, which some estimate is costing the carrier up to roughly $34 million a day. Christopher Werth reports.

Dodd, Shelby to unveil financial reforms

Democratic Senator Chris Dodd and Republican Senator Richard Shelby will introduce two financial reform bills this week. Brett Neely reports the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is a major difference between them.
Posted In: Investing

Credit cards' credo: Fees, fees, fees

The credit card reforms Congress approved last year take effect today, making it more difficult for card companies to raise interest rates right away. The industry is making up for lost revenue with a host of new fees. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Toyoda preps for grilling at Congress

Toyota President Akio Toyoda heads to a congressional hearing this week to testify on company recalls and other PR issues that have surfaced. Alisa Roth explores the proper way to prepare for the hot seat.
Posted In: Auto

The politics of tackling the deficit

President Obama has made it a priority to reign in rising U.S. deficits with a bipartisan commission. But how can we successfully overcome the political gridlock in Congress? Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Mounting e-waste a global problem

A U.N. report finds waste from discarded cell phones, computers and other technology is becoming an increasingly more pressing issue. But proper recycling of valuable metals could help curb the problem. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Science

New power would regulate premiums

The White House has released its first proposal today for health care reform on its Web site, which details a new authority on regulating insurance premiums. Bill Radke gets more from Marketplace's Gregory Warner.
Posted In: Health