Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 5, 2010