Segments From this episode
Military personnel with outstanding legal debts are barred from overseas duty or security clearances, which keeps thousands of U.S. troops from doing their jobs. So the Pentagon is tackling the problem. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Beijing, where Chinese leaders are concerned about the "Buy American" clause in the stimulus package. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong about why China and the U.S. are both worried.
Services for homeless veterans have improved over the last decade, but the stagnating economy and job losses have created a rise in needy vets. Steve Henn explores the issues vets may have upon return from duty.
The Academy Awards may be taking it down a notch this year in terms of spending, but the parties are still going on. Bill Radke talks to Variety's Mike Speier about where Oscar will be cutting back this year.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 20, 2009