Feb 11, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 11, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 11, 2011

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Nokia calls for help from Microsoft

Feb 11, 2011
Nokia, the world's largest cell phone-maker, has joined together with software giant Microsoft to grab a larger share of the lucrative smartphone market. But as Christopher Werth explains, this union may not be enough to catch up with Apple and…

Egypt's Mubarak stays in power, businesses stay closed

Feb 11, 2011
Protesters remain on the streets in Egypt after President Hosni Mubarak announced he intends to stay in power for the time being. Businesses and the Egyptian stock market were supposed to open this weekend, but they are likely to remain…

Protests continue in Egypt and around the Middle East

Feb 11, 2011
The turmoil in Egypt continues to extend beyond the country's own borders. In Jordan, citizens are protesting President Hosni Mubarak's continuation of power. And that has added more uncertainty to business. Alisa Roth reports from Amman, Jordan.

U.S. Treasury looks to phase-out Fannie and Freddie

Feb 11, 2011
Since the government took over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008, the mortgage corporations have cost taxpayers about $150 billion. Now, the Treasury Department is poised to announce its plans to wind down the two companies, as David Gura…

Jill Schlesinger: Sorting out Fannie and Freddie

Feb 11, 2011
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor at large at CBS/MoneyWatch, about the government's plans to cut its ties with mortgage corporations Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Chris Low: The future of Fannie and Freddie

Feb 11, 2011
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, about the White House's report on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

White House releases plans to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Feb 11, 2011
David Gura explains a White House report released today that outlines the future role of government in the mortgage industry.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

Feb 11, 2011
After an 18-day wave of demonstrations, President Hosni Mubarak hands control of Egypt to the military. Egypt's economy has ground to a halt since the turmoil started over two weeks ago.

House GOP calls for $100 billion spending cut

Feb 12, 2011
Tea Party members got the upper hand today. The House Appropriations Committee now wants $100 billion in spending cuts over what President Obama requested for 2011.

"Over the Rainbow" finds new life in Germany

Feb 12, 2011
Numbers of musicians have covered "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" since it first premiered in 1939, but one version is discovering new-found popularity in Germany and France.

A history of counterfeiting U.S. money

Feb 12, 2011
Ben Tarnoff, author of "Moneymakers," talks about the history of counterfeiting in America and people continue to have faith in the dollar bill.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC