Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two former Bear Stearns executives accused of misleading investors about the quality of risky mortgages have settled with the federal government. Waffle House is transforming more than a hundred restaurants into Valentine wonderlands. President Obama is meeting today with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is expected to be the next president of China. And some experts are looking to Zynga's earnings to help predict how Facebook will fare in the coming months.

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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping makes brief remarks before an expanded bilateral meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other U.S. and Chinese officials in the Roosevelt Room at the White House Feb. 14, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Xi will also be making a visit to Los Angeles in this trip.
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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies while Paul Volcker listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on March 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Volcker Rule is continuing to be debated today.
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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi  and members of the House Caucus hold a press conference on the payroll tax cut extension and unemployment insurance bills January 5, 2012 on Capitol Hill. It looks as though a deal might soon be reached.
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Flowers wait to be made into a bouquet at the White Tulip florist in Miami Beach, Fla.
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China's Xi Jinping visits Washington

Xi Jinping, China's current vice president, will be taking over the country later this year.
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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel give a news conference following a Franco-German intergovernmental meeting at Elysee Palace on February 6, 2012 in Paris, France.
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Marketplace Morning Report®, hosted by David Brancaccio, kicks your weekday off right. Now a regular segment on NPR’s Morning Edition®, it’s a dash of news to go with that first cup of coffee. Get a global perspective on what’s making the business news headlines, airing up to five times each morning.