Feb 7, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 7, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 7, 2011

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Egypt's, Tunisia's economies face similar challenges

Feb 7, 2011
Egypt's banks have opened after a week of closures. But Egypt still faces massive poverty, rising food prices, and high unemployment. The same troubles are present in Tunisia -- where a new transitional government is working to address the country's serious economic problems. From Tunisia, Sabri Ben-Achour reports.

AOL to buy The Huffington Post for $315 million

Feb 7, 2011
AOL's still looking to shake its dial-up image from the nineties and move into 2011. The company hopes the purchase of The Huffington Post -- and its new network of hyper-local news sites -- will help the company into the realm of media and entertainment. David Gura explains.

New rules for banker bonuses

Feb 7, 2011
Federal rules would pay top earners over several years, so pay could be held back if deals eventually go bad.

Geithner in Brazil talking currency, credit, and China

Feb 7, 2011
U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner visits Sao Paulo on a mission: to convince Brazil's new government to work with the U.S. to change China's trade policy.

U.K.: Wealthy immigrants wanted

Feb 7, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron's new immigration rules could cap the number of people from outside Europe who can settle in the country, but the Financial Times newspaper reports the rules could also create a fast track for wealthy immigrants to move to the U.K. Christopher Werth has more.

What would Ronald Reagan say about the economy of 2011?

Feb 7, 2011
President Ronald Reagan's economic legacy was built on lower taxes and smaller government spending -- the foundation of Republican ideals today. On what would've been Reagan's 100th birthday, Steve Chiotakis speaks with Fortune magazine's Allan Sloan about Reaganomics and the former president's impact on today's economic climate.

What does the merger mean for AOL, Huffington Post?

Feb 7, 2011
AOL announced this morning its $315 million purchase of the left-leaning news site The Huffington Post. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider, about what this buyout means for AOL, The Huffington Post, and their future together.

Super Bowl ads had previews

Feb 7, 2011
Ad campaigns have their own campaigns as even TV commercials have previews, to build their audience.

Julia Coronado: Geithner in Brazil

Feb 7, 2011
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Julia Coronado at BNP Paribas about Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's visit to Brazil, and why the Brazilian economy is so important to the United States.

President Obama petitions the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Feb 7, 2011
President Barack Obama is talking with business leaders today at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The two sides are hope to bridge gaps on hotly debated topics, including health care and financial regulations.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC