Features by Ashley Milne-Tyte

P-PIP program's a little less ambitious

The Treasury Department may finally roll out the Public-Private Partnership program, where the government encourages private investors to buy troubled assets. But it may be less ambitious than originally planned. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Celeb mags miss out on Jackson's death

Michael Jackson's sudden death was untimely for celebrity magazines, since many had already gone to press. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why news-oriented magazines like Newsweek have more of an edge this time.
Posted In: Entertainment

Financial industry tries image revamp

The financial services industry hopes to quell criticism with an aggressive retooling of its damaged image. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Citi's pay increase plan raises eyebrows

Citigroup, which accepted two infusions of TARP money, wants to raise some of its employees' base salaries by as much as 50 percent. The pay increase is meant to compensate for reduced bonuses. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Movie could transform views of GM

The latest Transformers movie uses almost 70 General Motors cars and, entertainment value aside, serves as one giant car commercial. This could be just what the automaker needs to help it emerge from bankruptcy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Auto, Entertainment

Summer box office isn't booming

Hopes were high for this summer's box office season, but ticket sales are down so far compared to last year. But some say to wait until the season ends to get the big picture. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

BlackRock to benefit on Barclays deal

U.S. money manager BlackRock is about to become the world's largest asset manager after agreeing to buy an investment arm of British bank Barclays. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about why this deal is so interesting.
Posted In: Investing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Foreclosures based on joblessness

Foreclosure filings dropped from April to May, but rates are rising in states like Idaho, Oregon and Utah. Most of the new foreclosures seemed to be based around unemployment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Housing

Lewis testifies on Merrill Lynch deal

B of A head Kenneth Lewis testified before a congressional panel today on the bank's deal with Merrill Lynch. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about whether he insinuated that he was pressured by the government.
Posted In: Investing

'Pay czar' would revamp compensation

The Obama administration is focusing on executive compensation again this week, and it could appoint a "pay czar" to oversee top pay at bailout-supported firms. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Jobs


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