Segments From this episode
Silicon Valley is one of the first places that come to mind for jobs in the tech industry. But a report out says tech jobs around North Carolina and even Washington, D.C. have been growing. Janet Babin reports.
A House committee is trying to deal with Social Security and Medicare without avoiding them. One method includes creating a bi-partisan commission that would work together on tough decisions. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Militant attacks on oil rigs in Nigeria have caused the loss of around 300,000 barrels a day. Scott Jagow talks to Gretchen Wilson in Africa about what the militants want and what governments are doing to control the situation.
Midwestern floods have hurt crops and helped bring corn prices to record highs. To help offset the problem, an Iowa senator is encouraging planting in environmentally-protected lands. Jeff Tyler has more.
With consumer spending down, state budgets are being faced with difficult choices in order to stay in the black. Some states are considering raising taxes as a better alternative to cutting needed programs. Danielle Karson reports.
Iron ore is in high demand, and British mining giant Rio Tinto has upped the price almost 100 percent to reflect the boom. Stephen Beard reports because of the way it's traded, the price hike can't be blamed on speculation.
JC Penney is upset about a viral Web video with an ad showing two teenagers speed dressing. The ad, which wasn't made by the company, seems to encourage teenage sex. But Steve Henn reports the ad might be a good thing.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 24, 2008