Feb 13, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 13, 2012

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President Obama will announce his proposed budget for 2013 today, and it is expected to include a lot of infrastructure spending. In Greece, big budget cuts were passed over the weekend -- but how do the new minimum wage requirements…

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Progress Energy CEO on future of natural gas

Feb 13, 2012
Bill Johnson, CEO of Progress Energy, addresses the concerns over natural gas and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

The Greek spending cuts in U.S. terms

Feb 13, 2012
More strict austerity measures were passed in Greece over the weekend. What would the equivalent of the cuts look like here at home?

No upturn on the horizon for Greece

Feb 13, 2012
Protesters in Athens are worried in part because planned austerity cuts could mean more lean years before a recovery kicks in.

Reconnecting with the music of Whitney Houston

Feb 13, 2012
Whitney Houston's crystal-clear voice is everywhere today -- belting, beautifully, "I Will Always Love You". It's songs like that that'll no doubt start topping the sales charts once again.

Obama budget increases spending on infrastructure

Feb 13, 2012
President Obama's budget for next year includes hundreds of billions for new infrastructure projects and repairs to the nation's roads and bridges. But it could take years before any work actually begins.

Instability in Greece likely to continue

Feb 13, 2012
Who has more to lose in the ongoing crisis in Europe -- Greece, or its lenders, like Germany?

The profit boost from 'Linsanity'

Feb 13, 2012
Jeremy Lin has risen in the last week to be a breakout star in the NBA -- in part, because of his potential to tap into the Chinese market.

PODCAST: Cleaning up Greece, crying for Adele

Feb 13, 2012
President Obama will announce his proposed budget for 2013 today, and it is expected to include a lot of infrastructure spending. In Greece, big budget cuts were passed over the weekend -- but how do the new minimum wage requirements…
Singer Adele cleaned up at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Why can't we get enough of her tear-inducing songs?
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More uncertainty looms after Greek cuts

Feb 13, 2012
Greeks rioted over the weekend, burning dozens of buildings in protest against budget cuts that are the latest condition for a $170 billion bailout from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

Greek businesses hurting even before latest cuts

Feb 13, 2012
Many Greeks spent the weekend protesting against austerity cuts in their country, in part because individuals and businesses are already having trouble scraping by.

The budget math of the payroll tax extension

Feb 13, 2012
The details of the payroll tax reduction, the chances it’ll be extended and how it’ll be paid for.

President Obama will announce his proposed budget for 2013 today, and it is expected to include a lot of infrastructure spending. In Greece, big budget cuts were passed over the weekend — but how do the new minimum wage requirements and public sector job cuts there compare to the U.S.? And we take a closer look at the world of natural gas through the eyes of an energy company CEO.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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