Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 24, 2011

Egyptians rally to give relief for Libyans

As violence mounts in Libya, people in neighboring Egypt have raised thousands of dollars to get food and provisions to those refugees.
Posted In: Charity

Air Force could announce refueling tanker contract today

In the lead-up, rivals Boeing and EADS have been spending millions on print, radio and online ads targeted at just a few key Pentagon decision makers.
Posted In: Airlines

White House works on settlement plan for mortgage mess

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal on a plan by the Obama administration to help homeowners under water on loans and to settle with banks involved in the robo-signing debacle.
Posted In: Housing

Diane Swonk: Will unrest in the Middle East cause a double dip recession?

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, on how the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa will affect the global economic recovery.
Posted In: Oil

White House plans mortgage deal to settle lender disputes

The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Obama administration is working to settle mortgage-servicing breakdowns that involved practices like robo-signing foreclosure documents. The settlement plan could cost America's largest banks billions of dollars. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Housing

The lighter, sweeter side of crude oil

Violence in the Middle East and North Africa has sent oil prices to a two-year high. Stephen Beard explains the finer points of oil refining, including the value of a light, sweet crude.
Posted In: Oil

Is health care to blame for state budget issues?

Across the country, states are tackling rising budget deficits. And as economics correspondent Chris Farrell explains, health care is at the heart of federal and state deficits.
Posted In: Health

Google, Kleiner Perkins invest in efficiency

New energy start up Transphorm says it can save up to 9 percent of US power by getting rid of those big, ugly DC conversion boxes.

China hopes to prevent protests by blocking search terms

As the unrest continues in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen, the Chinese government has scaled up its control of the Internet to prevent protests in China. The government has called on search engines to block search terms related to the unrest in the Middle East, as Rob Schmitz reports.
Posted In: China, Internet

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What Goes Around.../...Comes Around Interlude
Justin Timberlake
Lymbyc Systym
Simple (Album Version)
Katy Perry
Excuse Me Mr.
Ben Harper
End Of Line
Daft Punk

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