Feb 27, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Foreign investments are just bailouts

Feb 27, 2008
As the U.S. banking system continues to get into more trouble, the government has responded by buying up stake in the failing companies. But Robert Reich reports the governments doing the owning are overseas.

Exxon still in mess over oil spill

Feb 27, 2008
The Exxon Valdez oil spill case makes its way to the Supreme Court today after 19 years and several appeals. The company is fighting off its remaining payment of punitive damages, leaving many high and dry. Jeff Tyler reports.

Bernanke talks of Fed's 'conundrum'

Feb 27, 2008
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke meets with Congress today to give an economic report, and many are watching for signs of additional rate cuts. Jeremy Hobson reports how the chairman may describe the Fed's current situation.

Hard times for Latino construction

Feb 27, 2008
Construction went from being a leading contributor to employment growth to a leading source of unemployment. Dan Grech reports from a community near Miami that the Latino population has suffers a particular loss.

Europe makes Microsoft pay

Feb 27, 2008
European commissions have delt Microsoft a $1.3 billion fine for failing to obey an antitrust order. The penalty, which is the largest ever in Europe, comes on top of a series of similar, earlier fines. Stephen Beard report.

U.S., India nuclear deal still pending

Feb 27, 2008
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wraps up a two-day visit to India, with a focus on a nuclear and fighter jet deal. Doug Krizner asks Mehul Srivastava of MINT what's at stake for American companies.

France sniffing out product price-fixing

Feb 27, 2008
In Europe, nine makers of consumer products are suspected of colluding to keep prices high. The companies could face billions of euros in fines if France's Competition Council finds them guilty. Rene Gutel reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC