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Feb 4, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 4, 2013

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Gas prices begin their seasonal slide upward. The British treasury secretary has given an ultimatum to the country's banks: Obey new rules or be broken up. Should the U.S. do the same?  And a new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there. It's not a stock, or a bond, or a startup company. It's the business of theater on Broadway. CNBC host Maria Bartiromo joins us for a preview of the program, Betting Big on Broadway.

 

Segments From this episode

UK banks face break up if they don't shape up

Feb 4, 2013
Britain’s finance chief has delivered an ultimatum to the U.K.’s banks: Obey our new rules or we’ll break you up. Some analysts say the U.S. should follow the British example.

Maria Bartiromo on the risks of Broadway

Feb 4, 2013
A new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there. It's not a stock, or a bond, or a startup company. It's the business of theater on Broadway.

Why Microsoft wants a piece of Dell

Feb 4, 2013
As Dell explores going private, Microsoft is an interested investor. It needs computer companies that focus on Windows-powered machines.

A puppy surprise brought to you by Jell-O

Feb 4, 2013
San Francisco will not be getting a Superbowl trophy, but it is the beneficiary of a PR stunt by Jell-O.

Gas prices begin their seasonal slide upward

Feb 4, 2013
Prices generally increase as refineries start to change from production of winter-season gas to more expensive summer-season gas, lowering production.

Wrigley field renovation: Will big billboards make bad neighbors?

Feb 4, 2013
As Chicago's Wrigley Field looks to renovate, part of the Cubs' plan includes blocking the view of the game from neighbors across the street.

Twitter shines as lights go out at Superdome

Feb 4, 2013
A dark moment in football history is turning out to be a bright spot for social media.

Which is scarier: Dow 14,000 or European debt?

Feb 4, 2013
After a week of near-record highs, Wall Street appears worried again -- one of the culprits may be new concerns about the European debt crisis.

PODCAST: When the lights go out, and a puppy surprise brought to you by Jell-O

Feb 4, 2013
When the power goes out on the air, the advertising goes online. The British treasury secretary has given an ultimatum to the country's banks: Obey new rules or be broken up. A new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there.

Gas prices begin their seasonal slide upward. The British treasury secretary has given an ultimatum to the country’s banks: Obey new rules or be broken up. Should the U.S. do the same?  And a new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there. It’s not a stock, or a bond, or a startup company. It’s the business of theater on Broadway. CNBC host Maria Bartiromo joins us for a preview of the program, Betting Big on Broadway.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC