Segments From this episode
Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire-Hathaway, releases its earnings today. Analysts are predicting a dismal report, but Rico Gagliano reports why Buffett's shareholder letters still command respect.
President Obama wants to finance health care reform by rolling back tax cuts and deductions for people earning more than $250,000. Mitchell Hartman reports whether that tax increase will punish small businesses.
African craft artists pump about $300 million into the economy. But the locals are finding it tougher to compete with factories in China making replicas of their crafts. Gretchen Wilson explores how this is a form of identity theft.
Citigroup says this morning, it reached a deal that gives U.S. taxpayers 36 percent stake in the bank. Bill Radke goes deeper into the deal with Marketplace's Dan Grech, who explains why the administration moved forward with the plan.
Vice President Joe Biden is championing the middle class by promoting a rise in the green jobs sector. Ashley Milne-Tyte explains the correlation between the two and why green jobs are expected to grow fast in coming years.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 27, 2009