Feb 19, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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One of the top cops on Wall Street isn't a federal official, he's Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the state of New York. Right now, he's got his eyes on the big credit rating agencies and the role they…

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Barnes & Noble's outlook is blurry, even for Nook

Feb 19, 2013
Barnes & Noble is expected to report a profit for the last quarter, but its digital e-reader business isn't performing as hoped.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Bailout risk is still present

Feb 19, 2013
Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the State of New York, says not enough has changed on Wall Street since the period before 2008.

Report alleges Chinese military group behind U.S. hacking

Feb 19, 2013
The American computer security firm Mandiant is releasing a report today that claims cyber attacks in the U.S. are linked to hackers inside a Chinese military group.

Community banks fail over technicality: Study

Feb 19, 2013
The so-called 'mark-to-market' rule, put in place for transparency, made some banks' finances appear more troubled than they really were.

Simpson and Bowles offer up new deficit cutting plan

Feb 19, 2013
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles -- the bipartisan pair that brought us a multi-trillion-dollar deficit reduction plan that was never enacted -- are out today with a new plan.

An OfficeMax, Office Depot merger could spell bad news for big-box stores

Feb 19, 2013
While many market analysts have been touting the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions as a sign of business confidence, the trend might be more out of necessity.

PODCAST: Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Feb 19, 2013
Office Depot and OfficeMax may team up to combat Staples, what caused community banks in Georgia to go under, and a haunted mirror in London.

One of the top cops on Wall Street isn’t a federal official, he’s Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general for the state of New York. Right now, he’s got his eyes on the big credit rating agencies and the role they played in the financial crisis. And a computer security firm is releasing a report today that links cyber attacks in the U.S. to hackers inside a Chinese military group. The Chinese government is denying the allegations which come from a company called Mandiant.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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