Feb 25, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Keeping harmful chemicals out of water

Feb 25, 2010
A House panel is investigating how to prevent endocrine disruptors -- synthetic chemicals found in everyday products -- from getting into drinking water. Health advocates say the chemicals harm human reproduction. Sarah Gardner reports.

It could be the end of a skyscraper era

Feb 25, 2010
Dallas's 52-story Elm Place building stands vacant and closed, unable to compete with newer buildings and suburban migration. Kate Archer Kent explores the dying trend of the skyscraper.

Health reform focuses on cutting costs

Feb 25, 2010
President Obama's health care summit will be getting back to the essentials of cutting costs. The president's reform plan would try to accomplish this by requiring all Americans to buy insurance. Gregory Warner reports.

Why China said 'No' to Hummer deal

Feb 25, 2010
Chinese regulators say the sale of Hummer to a Chinese company fell through because the application for the deal was incomplete. But some analysts say it was nixed because the gas-guzzling brand didn't fit with the image Beijing wants for…

A short history of financial innovations

Feb 25, 2010
Critics of proposed financial regulations say such rules could limit financial innovation. Marketplace's economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses financial innovations of the past with host Bill Radke.

Pension costs a threat in Europe

Feb 25, 2010
Strikes continued this week in Spain and Greece over hikes in the retirement age and other government cutbacks. Brett Neely reports on the factors contributing to Europe's mounting economic crisis.

More ground for Bernanke to cover

Feb 25, 2010
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continued his testimony on Capitol Hill today in front of the Senate Banking Committee. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, a committee member, tells Bill Radke about concerns he's had with Bernanke's leadership.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC