Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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All week, our own Jeremy Hobson will be broadcasting from Michigan as part of our Election 2012: The Real Economy coverage. Today, he speaks with Republican Governor Rick Snyder about the state's economic recovery. Michigan was a big recipient of bailout money -- and speaking of bailouts, Greece will receive another round of money from its European partners.

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Super PAC spending in Michigan and beyond

Republican presidential candidates are spending millions on the state's airwaves. But those ads are more and more often not being paid for by official campaigns but by giant political action committees -- super PACs.
Posted In: super PAC, 2012 election, Michigan, politics
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Magic Johnson, P. Diddy to run new cable channels

Magic Johnson will team up with Comcast to launch a new cable channel. It will feature positive stories from the African-American community. Sean Combs -- aka P. Diddy -- is also expected to formally announce a new music channel on Comcast.
Posted In: television, Comcast, Puff Daddy
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In Portugal, public workers defy Carnival cutback

The government in Portugal said as part of belt tightening, it wouldn't give people the day off for Fat Tuesday celebrations. That didn't really work.
Posted In: Portugal
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PODCAST: Live from Michigan, day one

All week, our own Jeremy Hobson will be broadcasting from Michigan as part of our Election 2012: The Real Economy coverage. Today, he speaks with Republican Governor Rick Snyder about the state's economic recovery. Michigan was a big recipient of bailout money -- and speaking of bailouts, Greece will receive another round of money from its European partners.
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More from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

How has Michigan rebounded from the days of the auto bailout, bringing its unemployment down from 14 to 9 percent?
Posted In: Michigan, Rick Snyder
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Gov. Rick Snyder on Michigan's continuing progress

The governor discusses the state's falling unemployment rate, the state of the auto industry and his corporate tax proposal.
Posted In: Michigan, Rick Snyder, Auto, corporate tax
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GM workers to get profit-sharing bonuses in March

Fatter paychecks could boost local economies.
Posted In: Auto, General Motors, GM, bonuses
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Greece avoids a messy default... for now

After months of wrangling and a marathon meeting yesterday, European finance ministers have agreed on a $170 billion plus bailout for Greece. That'll save the country from a messy default, but stability can be hard to get too excited about, for Greeks and banks that owned Greek bonds -- especially with the harsh terms of the agreement.
Posted In: Greece, Europe, IMF
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On bailouts, from Greece to Michigan

As news arrives that Greece will receive a fresh $170 billion from the rest of Europe, we are broadcasting from Michigan this week leading up to that state's primary. On the minds of citizens of Michigan? The big auto bailout of a few years back.
Posted In: bailout, Greece, Michigan, Auto
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Auto bailout a major issue in Michigan primary

General Motors' turnaround has been pretty dramatic. It's only been a couple years since the government bailed the company out. That bailout has turned into a major issue in the upcoming Republican primary in Michigan.
Posted In: Michigan, Auto, bailout
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How Greece could move forward from here

After months of wrangling and a marathon meeting yesterday, European finance ministers have agreed on a $170 billion bailout deal for Greece. It'll save the country from a messy default, but the terms of the deal are painful.
Posted In: Greece, Greek, Europe

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