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Feb 23, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Jobs bill moving forward in Congress

Feb 23, 2010
The Senate advanced the Democrats' $15 billion job-creation bill with GOP support. The bill could create up to an estimated 200,000 jobs, but critics want the government to be more hands-on. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner.

Boeing, Northrop duel to build tankers

Feb 23, 2010
Boeing and Northrop have been competing for a $35 billion contract to replace the Air Force's fleet of aging air-refueling tankers. The battle between the two companies has seen its fair share of scandal.

Ski resorts use sustainable appeal

Feb 23, 2010
Ski resorts in the U.S. are looking for ways to bring people in. Promoters at one resort near Lake Tahoe are using environmental credentials to appeal to visitors year-round. Jennifer Collins reports.

Target wants to be more like Costco

Feb 23, 2010
Target wants its customers to expect more. It's strategy going forward is to lower its price image by adding big bulk warehouse items. But Jennifer Collins reports it still has work to do if it wants to compete with the king.

I can has Internet empire?

Feb 23, 2010
What started as a cute site for funny cat pictures with captions became a string of sites designed to waste your time. And they're profitable. Bill Radke talks to Seattle entrepreneur Ben Huh of the Cheezburger Network.

Homes that hold the extended family

Feb 23, 2010
Realtors are seeing a trend of customers in the market for a house that will accommodate more members of the family moving in, possibly later on. Mitchell Hartman explores the rise of the "latchkey" family.

European airline workers still striking

Feb 23, 2010
Even after Lufthansa pilots agreed to return to work, airline workers continue to strike across Europe. Christopher Werth finds employees' fears of airline costs-cutting is a predominant theme.

Home price index up in December

Feb 23, 2010
The bumpy housing market recovery continues with the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index showing some modest gains for December. Steve Chiotakis delves into the details with analyst Juli Niemann at Smith, Moore and Company.

More patients infected from hospitals

Feb 23, 2010
A study released in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows deaths caused by infections caught in hospitals are more common than previously thought. Bill Radke gets details from Marketplace's Gregory Warner.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC