Segments From this episode
As the unrest continues in Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen, the Chinese government has scaled up its control of the Internet to prevent protests in China. The government has called on search engines to block search terms related to the unrest in the Middle East, as Rob Schmitz reports.
Violence in the Middle East and North Africa has sent oil prices to a two-year high. Stephen Beard explains the finer points of oil refining, including the value of a light, sweet crude.
The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Obama administration is working to settle mortgage-servicing breakdowns that involved practices like robo-signing foreclosure documents. The settlement plan could cost America's largest banks billions of dollars. Janet Babin explains.
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, on how the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa will affect the global economic recovery.
Steve Chiotakis speaks with Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal on a plan by the Obama administration to help homeowners under water on loans and to settle with banks involved in the robo-signing debacle.
In the lead-up, rivals Boeing and EADS have been spending millions on print, radio and online ads targeted at just a few key Pentagon decision makers.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 24, 2011