Mar 25, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Fed looks ahead to an exit strategy

Mar 25, 2010
Normally, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke goes to Capitol Hill to look at his actions during the financial crisis. This time, he's discussing an exit strategy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about why we even need an exit strategy.

Gang of factors causing bee die-off

Mar 25, 2010
Honeybees are continuing to die off at an alarming pace to beekeepers, and the cause still eludes experts. But a new study shows a combination of factors from disease to pesticides may be partially to blame. Sarah Gardner reports.

Does bank reform really have a shot?

Mar 25, 2010
High-ranking congressional Democrats met with President Obama in an effort to pass Congress's bank reforms. Steve Chiotakis talks to business editor Matthew Bishop of The Economist about whether there's enough momentum for that to happen.

In Iowa, health care has a way to go

Mar 25, 2010
President Obama is campaigning for the new health care law to a skeptical public in Iowa. Sarah McCammon talks to business owners in Iowa City to see how they feel about the new reform.

Rising health care costs? Hooray!

Mar 25, 2010
Many say health care costs will continue to soar despite the changes that will come about through health care reform. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Bill Radke that's actually good news.

Verizon + Skype: Sea change for mobile

Mar 25, 2010
Verizon is allowing subscribers to make calls using voice-over Internet service Skype. The company's embrace of this method, which it was dead set against before, shows a new trend in the way mobile carries are thinking. Mitchell Hartman reports.

IMF help for Greece would be limited

Mar 25, 2010
The debate over whether or not Greece will get bailout help is starting to depend on the International Monetary Fund. But help from the IMF would be limited, and may not help in the longer term. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC