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Feb 25, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 25, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 25, 2011

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London to freeze Gaddafi family assets

Feb 25, 2011
Protests continue today in Libya. As the United Nations and NATO begin to organize efforts to ease the violence, European governments are moving to freeze the assets of Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, as Stephen Beard explains.

Countries rush to get citizens out of Libya

Feb 25, 2011
Many people from across the Middle East and around the world found work in Libya's oil industry and other sectors. But as the violence there escalates, countries are scrambling to evacuate their citizens.

Google Earth Engine maps 25 years of data

Feb 25, 2011
In an effort to cut global greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations is offering carbon credits in exchange for saving trees. To help end deforestation, Google has compiled 25 years of maps, data, and scientific measurements in its new project, Google Earth Engine. Eve Troeh reports.

Oil industry ready to resume drilling in the Gulf

Feb 25, 2011
Deep water drilling has been on hold in the Gulf of Mexico since the disastrous BP oil spill. But industry executives say they're ready to resume drilling. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Barbara Shook, Houston bureau chief for the Energy Intelligence Group.

CBS cancels production this season for 'Two and a Half Men'

Feb 25, 2011
With over 15 million viewers, and more than 200 employees, "Two and a Half Men" led CBS's Monday night comedy lineup. But after Charlie Sheen's public breakdown and subsequent media missteps, CBS has canceled this season of its popular show. Janet Babin has more.

Analysts worry rising gas prices will impact economic recovery

Feb 25, 2011
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/MoneyWatch, about the Commerce Department's downward revision of the nation's Gross Domestic Product number, and the rising cost of oil.

Irish citizens cast their votes

Feb 25, 2011
Just months after a $100 billion bailout from European governments, Ireland holds elections for a new government today. But voters aren't happy about the bailout or the economy.

New Zealand earthquake reinforces need for better infrastructure

Feb 25, 2011
Reports this morning say the death toll in New Zealand could top 400 following this week's catastrophic earthquake. As American engineers descend on the country to measure the damage, governments are reminded to make building safety measures a priority. Eve Troeh has more.

Bruce McCain: Slow GDP growth may be 'the best we can do'

Feb 25, 2011
The government announced this morning that the U.S. economy only grew at a rate of 2.8 percent last quarter -- after originally reporting it grew at 3.2 percent. Jeremy Hobson speaks to Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank, about what that means for the economic recovery.

Can carmakers adjust to rapidly rising fuel costs?

Feb 25, 2011
As the turmoil continues to escalate in Libya, oil prices have surged. Jeremy Hobson speaks to Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at Edmunds.com, about whether carmakers have improved fuel efficiency since the last price spike.

Costs squeeze household goods like Charmin

Feb 25, 2011
Procter & Gamble announced higher prices as rising raw material costs roil household names in the household products market.

Post-bailout, Ireland goes to the polls

Feb 26, 2011
Ireland votes today for a new government. Last year, a bailout saved the country from disaster but an opposition win may endanger the whole deal.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC