Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 10, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama's plan to make Americans healthier isn't stopping at school lunch; she now wants the military to shape up as well. Greeks are striking again today to protest deep cuts the government wants to make in order to get more bailout money. The unemployment rate dropped last month to 8.3 percent, but some economists say the news isn't as good as it sounds. And big drinks companies are fighting in what some might call "whiskey wars."

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Protesters march in front of the parliament during a demonstration in Athens on February 9, 2012. Euro zone leaders say Greece needs to take more steps to prove it can be trusted with more bailout money.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House on February 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. He is expected to announce his proposed 2013 budget on Monday.
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Job seekers line up to enter a job fair December 02, 2011 in Portland, Oregon. The number for January showed another improvement in the American economy, but is it as good as we think?
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The iconic board game Monopoly by toymaker Hasbro is displayed at a toy store on April 14, 2011 in New York City.
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Protestors face the police during a demonstration involving thousands of civilians on February 10, 2012 in Athens, Greece.
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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.