Segments From this episode
The East Coast has been pummeled with its second big snowstorm in a week, leaving Congress with no choice but to cancel most of its work. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Brett Neely about what's being pushed back on Capitol Hill.
Over the next few weeks, NBC will be airing an announcement on the proposed merger between media giants NBC Universal and Comcast. The public has about a month to raise objections to the deal. Why should they care? Jeff Tyler reports.
Public workers in Athens are protesting in the streets against Greece's new austerity measures, which include changes to retirement benefits. Steve Chiotakis looks into the workers' perspective from business editor (and cousin) Sotos Chiotakis.
Global stock markets have calmed down on word that Germany may help Greece with a short-term solution to its debt problems. Bill Radke finds out why Germany is coming to the rescue from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Some of the euro's weakness in the wake of Greece's debt crisis has been caused by foreign exchange speculators that have been shorting the currency by betting it will fall further. Mitchell Hartman reports.
In the aftermath of last month's earthquake, roughly 600 tent cities have sprung up around Haiti's capital, Port au Prince. And small-scale entrepreneurs have found ways to keep cash flowing. Sabri Ben-Achour reports.
Are the high costs of Botox getting you down? One doctor's Web-based initiative is offering a solution: Botox discounts when you buy in bulk. Jennifer Collins explores whether this approach risks quality.
In prepared remarks, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said before long, the Fed may raise the discount rate, the interest rate it charges member banks. Bill Radke gets more from Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo.
A report from Germany's Der Spiegel magazine says Goldman Sachs helped engineer a trade that gave Greece an extra billion dollars worth of credit. Brett Neely explains how Greece was cooking its books.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 10, 2010