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Feb 8, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 8, 2013

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The Northeast is expected to be hammered by a winter storm of 'historic' proportions. Many are bracing for the worst, but some businesses think 'snowmageddon' is 'snowtacular.' Over the last few weeks, the UK's biggest food manufacturers have been finding…

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New rules change benefits for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens

Feb 8, 2013
Select undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens could get hardship waivers allowing them to circumvent bureaucratic hurdles that can separate families for up to 10 years.

A larger trade surplus can be a positive sign for U.S.

Feb 8, 2013
Other countries may not be buying as much of our stuff, but our buying more of theirs is an indication of consumer strength.

Does The Weather Channel benefit from blizzards?

Feb 8, 2013
The Northeast is expected to be hammered by a winter storm of 'historic' proportions. Many are bracing for the worst, but some businesses think snowmageddon is snowtacular.
The Northeast is expected to be hammered by a winter storm of 'historic' proportions. Many are bracing for the worst, but some businesses think snowmageddon is snowtacular.
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British food safety regulators ask: Where's the beef?

Feb 8, 2013
The British government has ordered the country’s food industry to test all processed beef products after some of the country's biggest food manufacturers have been finding horsemeat in their products.

Leaving work after a Parkinson's diagnosis

Feb 8, 2013
A banking analyst makes the decision to leave his job at the age of 51, two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

Airlines react to Northeast storm, thousands of flights cancelled

Feb 8, 2013
The nation’s airlines are slashing flights by the minute in anticipation of Northeast’s winter weather. United, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International, led the cancellation race; Delta was second.

U.S. trade deficit plunges

Feb 8, 2013
The nation’s trade deficit plunged in December, likely giving the U.S. economy an unexpected boost to round out the year.

PODCAST: Clear skies, congested roads

Feb 8, 2013
the U.S. trade deficit fell in December to its lowest level in three years. Airlines are cancelling flights by the minute as a major winter storm bears down on the northeast -- about 3,000 flights have alreday been cancelled today.

America's worst cities for traffic

Feb 8, 2013
Americans wasted a total of $121 billion dollars, or an average of $818 each, by sitting in traffic in 2011 according to a new report from the Transportation Institute at Texas A&M. Which cities have it worst?

The Northeast is expected to be hammered by a winter storm of ‘historic’ proportions. Many are bracing for the worst, but some businesses think ‘snowmageddon’ is ‘snowtacular.’ Over the last few weeks, the UK’s biggest food manufacturers have been finding horse meat in their products, prompting a recall of hundreds of thousands of items from supermarkets. And we talk with a banking analyst who, at the age of 51, has just left his job due to Parkinson’s Disease.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC