Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 1, 2011
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What's 'essential' in health care

The Institute of Medicine is meeting this week to determine what constitutes 'essential' medical care -- which under the health care reform, will be guaranteed to all Americans.
Posted In: Health
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With Egyptian democracy -- uncertainty and hope

In post-Mubarak Egypt, there's a risk that investors will fear jumping in immediately, but in the longer term, a democratic bonanza may arrive.
Posted In: Small Business
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Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs

Even though commodity prices are skyrocketing, what you pay for food is not necessarily going up. Here's why.
Posted In: Food
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Wisconsin budget gap is big, but hardly biggest

In worst-off states, shortfall equals a third of next budget.
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Analysts expect higher oil prices won't affect Bernanke's testimony

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal Financial Analytics, about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before the Senate today. Petrou and other analysts believe Bernanke will present cautious optimism on the state of the economy.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
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Juli Niemann: Wall Street expected to stay the course

Bob Moon speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith, Moore & Company in St. Louis, about what she thinks will come of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress today and how it will affect Wall Street.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
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China's U.S. debt holdings jumps to $1.160 trillion

The U.S. Treasury Department has revised China's holdings of U.S. debt to $1.16 trillion. As Nancy Marshall Genzer explains, that is considerably more than previously report.
Posted In: China
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Analyst expects cautious optimism from Bernanke

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to address Congress this morning, Steve Chiotakis speaks with Len Blum, managing partner at Westwood Capital. Blum expects that Bernanke will be 'cautiously optimistic' about the economy, but his comments might be tempered over concerns in rising oil prices.
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Bernanke to give testimony on U.S. economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver his semi-annual testimony on the state of the U.S. economy to the Senate Banking Committee today. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: The Federal Reserve
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Under insurance ruling, young men get a break in Europe

The European Court of Justice has ruled that insurance companies cannot take gender into account when charging premiums and giving benefits. This includes auto and life insurance; young men cannot be charged more than young women for car insurance, as Stephen Beard explains.
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Humanitarian, economic crises loom in Libya

While the Libyan economy continues to function at a very basic level, many nations have withdrawn their citizens from the troubled country. And Libya's oil chief says oil production is at half the level it was a few weeks ago.
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U.S. grants deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico

The Obama administration has issued the first deepwater drilling permit since the BP oil spill. Nobel Energy will officially resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico later this month, as Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Oil

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