Feb 2, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

'Lost' will linger on past its end date

Feb 2, 2010
The hit ABC show "Lost" is entering its final season with a devoted group of fans following every move. And TV experts see networks getting a lot more out of the series after the last show airs. Jeff Tyler reports.

Weak staffing hurts order in the courts

Feb 2, 2010
A surge of recession-related cases and state budgets in the red are forcing local court systems to the breaking point -- especially with job cuts putting increasing strain on the availability of staff. Jay Field reports.

Recall will make dent in Toyota sales

Feb 2, 2010
January figures for automakers are due out today, and analysts expect Toyota sales to have felt the impact of the gas pedal-fueled recall. Steve Chiotakis delves into car sales with Marketplace's Amy Scott.

Community clinics benefit uninsured

Feb 2, 2010
A study published in the journal Health Affairs finds more money for community clinics has meant more treatment for the uninsured. Gregory Warner explores the relationship between doctors and hesitant uninsured patients.

Toyota dealers dealing with recall

Feb 2, 2010
Replacement parts for recalled vehicles are on their way to Toyota dealerships, and dealers will have to do their best to field customer questions and concerns. Mitchell Hartman explores what dealers must do to keep customers loyal.

Bank gives Bhutan lifeline to the world

Feb 2, 2010
In the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, the first commercial bank has just opened its doors -- and the entrepreneurial Bhutanese are delighted. Bill Radke talks to Lisa Napoli, who is in the country's capital of Thimphu.

Will bank regulations have traction?

Feb 2, 2010
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker goes before the Senate Banking Committee later today to defend President Obama's proposals for bank regulations. Steve Chiotakis talks to analyst Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company.

What UPS earnings mean for economy

Feb 2, 2010
Analysts predict a stronger year overall for UPS, which is a promising sign for the overall health of the economy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott about why shipping and transportation are such strong economic barometers.

Lending fund would help small business

Feb 2, 2010
President Obama is pitching a plan to boost small business by giving $30 billion in repaid bank bailout money to community banks. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott about how this plan could help create jobs.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC