Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 7, 2012
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Swiss commodities broker Glencore and global mining giant Xstrara announced a $90 billion merger deal. We talk to one analyst to find out why that matters to you. Also on the show, the Senate weighs a bigger government role in cyber security to protect privately owned critical infrastructure. And Ohio finds an economic bright spot in its homegrown alcohol industry.
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Forty states have signed onto a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. We talk to the attorney general from the hold-out state of Delaware to find out why he wants a better deal. Congress passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the FAA, but airline industry unions are balking at the deal. And Puerto Rico looks to ease its overpopulation of invasive iguanas by exporting them as "exotic meat." Plus, more headlines from this Tuesday morning.
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Lawmakers are proposing increased government regulation of computer security for "critical" businesses like nuclear power plants, water utilities and chemical factories.