Feb 22, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Unrest in Libya prompts spike in oil prices

Feb 22, 2011
Shell oil company has evacuated all of its foreign workers out of Libya as violent protests continue to escalate. Global markets are taking note, as Stephen Beard explains.

What are the long-term effects of protests in Libya?

Feb 22, 2011
As protests continue in Libya, economists are looking at whether the turmoil in the country could have a permanent effect on the price of oil. The BBC's Chloe Arnold reports from Algeria on how political unrest could change oil production in Libya.

The housing meltdown may have been worse than previous reports showed

Feb 22, 2011
The National Association of Realtors may have overstated existing home sales figures, potentially going back several years, according to new reports issued today. As Janet Babin explains, this could mean that the housing crisis was even worse than initially thought.

Juli Niemann: Libya's impact on oil prices

Feb 22, 2011
Jeremy Hobson speaks with Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore and Company, about the unrest in Libya and the effect it's having on the global price of oil.

Home prices fell in December to near 2009 lows

Feb 22, 2011
According to the S&P Case-Shiller home-price index, U.S. home prices continued to decline in December. According to David Blitzer, chairman of S&P's index committee, prices in 18 of 20 cities were down over the last 12 months. Janet Babin explains.

European eel conservation measures rankle

Feb 22, 2011
European limits on eel exports and fishing are finding no favor with fishermen, but some say they are essential to conserve eels.

The cost of a soldier deployed in Afghanistan

Feb 22, 2011
Stephan Richter's latest quiz: How much does it cost per year to support one U.S. service member deployed in Afghanistan?

Chicago to vote on residency requirement

Feb 22, 2011
Chicago residents will vote in today's mayoral election whether city employees should live in the city. Other cities that have lifted the requirement have found it leads to even further shrinking of the middle class.

HP expected to post strong quarterly earnings

Feb 22, 2011
The company is under new leadership in Leo Apotheker, but some say he can't take all the credit.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC