Feb 16, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Segments From this episode

Toyota keeps public discourse on recall

Feb 16, 2010
Toyota will answer more questions tomorrow as more details emerge about the problems that have led the automaker to recall 8.5 million vehicles in recent months. Steve Chiotakis reviews the car company's current issues with Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

Keeping global beer biz in the heartland

Feb 16, 2010
After nearly a year and a half under new Belgian owners, North American beer conglomerate AB-InBev has no plans to leave its St. Louis headquarters. Adam Allington explores the pros and cons of that decision.

Plane wifi slowly approaching norm

Feb 16, 2010
Many air carriers have begun offering wireless Internet on their planes within the past year. But passengers still have a way to go before the technology and etiquette are a smooth ride. Andrea Bernstein reports.

Eurozone doubts Greece's debt strategy

Feb 16, 2010
At the meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels, eurozone members are expressing doubt that Greece is doing enough to cut its deficit. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about what analysts recommend for the country.

Loans encourage more power plants

Feb 16, 2010
The government is set to guarantee $8 billion in government loan guarantees to build two nuclear power plants in Georgia. Nuclear power suppoters hope the move will jumpstart new construction around the country. John Dimsdale reports.

Mardi Gras a bit more alluring this year

Feb 16, 2010
With the Saints' win of the Super Bowl, those Mardi Gras enthusiasts who were teetering on the edge and couldn't decide whether or not to go this year had an extra bit of encouragement. And that's helped New Orleans' cash flow. David Weinberg reports.

Obama touts benefits of the stimulus

Feb 16, 2010
The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act turns 1 tomorrow, and the Obama Administration is hitting to keep motivation high. Steve Chiotakis looks at the stimulus year in review with Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

FCC rule gives boost to tribal radio

Feb 16, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission has issued a rule that gives Native Americans who want to start a tribal radio station preference over other applicants. But some have criticized the decision. Peter O'Dowd reports.

Credit card payments lag in February

Feb 16, 2010
Capital One says the number of people having trouble paying their credit cards is up for the second straight month. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson, who says besides unemployment, there are seasonal reasons at play.

China pulls back on Treasury holdings

Feb 16, 2010
The Treasury Department reported foreign holdings of Treasury bonds fell by $53 billion last month, with China reducing its holdings by $34 billion. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson, who puts the pullback into perspective.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC