Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 7, 2011

President Obama petitions the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

President Barack Obama is talking with business leaders today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The two sides are hope to bridge gaps on hotly debated topics, including health care and financial regulations.

Julia Coronado: Geithner in Brazil

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julia Coronado at BNP Paribas about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's visit to Brazil, and why the Brazilian economy is so important to the United States.

Super Bowl ads had previews

Ad campaigns have their own campaigns as even TV commercials have previews, to build their audience.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

What does the merger mean for AOL, Huffington Post?

AOL announced this morning its $315 million purchase of the left-leaning news site The Huffington Post. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider, about what this buyout means for AOL, The Huffington Post, and their future together.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

What would Ronald Reagan say about the economy of 2011?

President Ronald Reagan's economic legacy was built on lower taxes and smaller government spending -- the foundation of Republican ideals today. On what would've been Reagan's 100th birthday, Steve Chiotakis speaks with Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan about Reaganomics and the former president's impact on today's economic climate.

U.K.: Wealthy immigrants wanted

British Prime Minister David Cameron's new immigration rules could cap the number of people from outside Europe who can settle in the country, but the Financial Times newspaper reports the rules could also create a fast track for wealthy immigrants to move to the U.K. Christopher Werth has more.
Posted In: Immigration

Geithner in Brazil talking currency, credit, and China

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner visits Sao Paulo on a mission: to convince Brazil's new government to work with the U.S. to change China's trade policy.

New rules for banker bonuses

Federal rules would pay top earners over several years, so pay could be held back if deals eventually go bad.
Posted In: Banks

AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million

AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

Egypt's, Tunisia's economies face similar challenges

Egypt's banks have opened after a week of closures. But Egypt still faces massive poverty, rising food prices, and high unemployment. The same troubles are present in Tunisia -- where a new transitional government is working to address the country's serious economic problems. From Tunisia, Sabri Ben-Achour reports.

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