Feb 17, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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EBT now stands for restaurant meals

Feb 17, 2010
Until now it's been a struggle to use food stamps at restaurants, but L.A. county's new Restaurant Meals program now allows EBT to be accepted at 500 locations, including Dominos and El Pollo Loco. Vanessa Romo reports.

U.S., Japan approach crisis differently

Feb 17, 2010
Toyota may have been criticized for how it's handled the recall crisis, but Japanese companies also differ from U.S. companies in how they deal with those types of heavy situations. Alisa Roth explores cultural disparities.

Community health a function of wealth

Feb 17, 2010
A study out today ranks counties in the U.S. by overall health and wealth. Research concludes that economic status may be even more important than access to care. Gregory Warner finds out why.

Could this be the end of Abbey Road?

Feb 17, 2010
Abbey Road is a holy place for Beatles fans the world over. But the future of the famous studio is in doubt, as the private equity firm that bought the record company that owns it is in trouble and reportedly…

What sets the new budget panel apart?

Feb 17, 2010
President Obama is set to sign an executive order tomorrow creating a bipartisan panel to recommend ways to reduce the deficit. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about why this budget panel is different from the last one.

Oil giants pull out of climate lobby

Feb 17, 2010
Oil companies BP and ConocoPhillips and a heavy equipment maker are pulling out of a group working to get climate change legislation through Congress. Some at the companies feel the legislation is unfair for oil refiners. Jennifer Collins reports.

Toyota considers recall of the Corolla

Feb 17, 2010
Toyota is considering a recall of its best-selling car, the Corolla, for power steering problems. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about some of the complaints from American consumers and what Toyota plans to do going forward.

That's not a real free Bahamas cruise

Feb 17, 2010
Are scammers getting any smarter, or are they more desperate than ever? Bill Radke talks to Los Angeles business columnist David Lazarus about a recent call he got from one spammer.

Housing construction rose in January

Feb 17, 2010
New housing construction rose more than expected last month. But how do these numbers play into the bigger picture of the current real estate market? Steve Chiotakis gets further analysis from Richard DeKaser at Woodley Park Resarch.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC