Feb 5, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 5, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 5, 2010

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Swiss bank invests heavily in euro

Feb 5, 2010
The Swiss central bank is trying to help prevent smaller eurozone countries from causing a continental financial crisis by buying as many euros as it can. Steve Chiotakis gets the story from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.

Saving: Good personally, bad nationally

Feb 5, 2010
Regular people are saving more and spending less. While this is a rational response to a tumultuous economy, it's not necessarily the best thing for the country. Steve Chiotakis finds out why from Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

European debt fears rattle markets

Feb 5, 2010
Stock markets around the world are continuing to fall today as investors worry that a debt crisis in Greece may spread to other European countries. Bill Radke gets the latest from Marketplace's Amy Scott.

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 2/5

Feb 5, 2010
This week: Toyota/Prius woes, the federal deficit, iPad versus Kindle, "Lost" makes you lose time and the euro weathers Europe's debts.

What will NSA do with Google access?

Feb 5, 2010
Reports indicate Google is working with the National Security Agency to prevent major attacks like the one it suffered last month. Does giving the government access to our Google information put us at risk of a privacy breach? Bob Moon reports.

Dealers offer Toyota drivers a way out

Feb 5, 2010
The once-strong resale value of Toyota cars is being challenged by the automaker's string of recent brake and gas pedal problems. Will dealers be able to lure customers with the incentive of a brand trade-in? Alisa Roth reports.

Toyota CEO apologizes for crisis

Feb 5, 2010
At a press conference in Nagoya, Japan, Toyota President Akio Toyoda apologized for the severe recall and issues related to the company's cars. Steve Chiotakis reviews his statements with Marketplace's Amy Scott.

Designer crafts shatter-proof beer glass

Feb 5, 2010
The U.K. government commissioned a designer to come up with a shatter-proof beer glass to help lower the costs associated with pub fight injuries. Stephen Beard reviews how the glass works.

Jobs cut up, but unemployment down

Feb 5, 2010
The Labor Department reported 20,000 job cuts in January. Some analysts were expecting job creation. Steve Chiotakis reviews the cuts and falling unemployment rate with economist Michelle Meyer from Barclays Capital in New York.

Rural high schools struggle to keep up

Feb 5, 2010
A study by the Alliance for Excellent Education says 1 out of 4 high school students in rural areas won't graduate. And some experts say without action from federal policy makers, rural high schools will fall further behind. John Dimsdale reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC