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Features by Bill Radke

Exploring what really broke B of A

A new Frontline documentary airing tonight tells the tale of Bank of America's rise to its ill-fated takeover of Merrill Lynch. Bill Radke gets the bigger picture from producer Mike Kirk of "Breaking the Bank."
Posted In: Investing

Where economy fits into Iran election

Bill Radke talks to LA Times Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi about the role the economy played in Iran's election.

Germany, U.S. in ideological split

Officials from the Group of Eight are meeting to set the agenda for the big G-8 summit this summer. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about a major difference of opinion between Germany and the U.S.

Chocolate bunny hops into court

The European Court of Justice delivered a verdict on a trademark case involving a rabbit-shaped chocolate. Bill Radke talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard, who explains why the court may have fudged the issue.
Posted In: Crime, Food

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

Report: Conflicts of interest at Pentagon

Pentagon employees have gotten millions in free travel and lodging from groups with interest in shaping military policy, a study by the Center for Public Integrity has found. Bill Radke talks with the watchdog group's Bill Buzenberg.
Posted In: Travel

What job losses say about the market

The pace of job losses slowed down in May to the the fewest since September. What does that improvement say about the market? Bill Radke talks to economist Peter Morici from the University of Maryland.
Posted In: Jobs

Taking the best from other health plans

What health care system would help reform the industry in the U.S.? Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus tells Bill Radke Obama is on the right track with a hybrid of the private and public sectors.
Posted In: Health

Dealers react to GM moves

Bill Radke talks to Marty Krepsky, sales manager at Bill Wink Chevrolet in Dearborn, Mich., about his reaction to the GM bankruptcy filing and how he feels about the automaker being owned by the U.S. taxpayer.
Posted In: Auto

Europe struggles with GM bankruptcy

The sale of GM's European division has opened up major squabbling across Europe. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about the potential Canadian and Russian buyers and why there's controversy.
Posted In: Auto

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