Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

HP expected to post strong quarterly earnings

The company is under new leadership in Leo Apotheker, but some say he can't take all the credit.

Chicago to vote on residency requirement

Chicago residents will vote in today's mayoral election whether city employees should live in the city. Other cities that have lifted the requirement have found it leads to even further shrinking of the middle class.

The cost of a soldier deployed in Afghanistan

Stephan Richter's latest quiz: How much does it cost per year to support one U.S. service member deployed in Afghanistan?

European eel conservation measures rankle

European limits on eel exports and fishing are finding no favor with fishermen, but some say they are essential to conserve eels.

Home prices fell in December to near 2009 lows

According to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price index, U.S. home prices continued to decline in December. According to David Blitzer, chairman of S&P's index committee, prices in 18 of 20 cities were down over the last 12 months. Janet Babin explains.
Posted In: Housing

Juli Niemann: Libya's impact on oil prices

Jeremy Hobson speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company, about the unrest in Libya and the effect it's having on the global price of oil.
Posted In: Oil

The housing meltdown may have been worse than previous reports showed

The National Association of Realtors may have overstated existing home sales figures, potentially going back several years, according to new reports issued today. As Janet Babin explains, this could mean that the housing crisis was even worse than initially thought.
Posted In: Housing

What are the long-term effects of protests in Libya?

As protests continue in Libya, economists are looking at whether the turmoil in the country could have a permanent effect on the price of oil. The BBC's Chloe Arnold reports from Algeria on how political unrest could change oil production in Libya.
Posted In: Oil

Unrest in Libya prompts spike in oil prices

Shell oil company has evacuated all of its foreign workers out of Libya as violent protests continue to escalate. Global markets are taking note, as Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Oil

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Fade Into You
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