Features by Renita Jablonski

Job losses could peak early 2010

U.S. job losses came to 663,000 last month, hitting the highest unemployment rate since 1983. Standard & Poor's economist Beth Ann Bovino tells Renita Jablonski the numbers were stronger than expected, but better numbers are on the horizon.
Posted In: Jobs

China warns U.S. of dollar concerns

China is using its presence at the G-20 table to warn the U.S. it needs to take care of its economic woes at the risk of losing the country as an investor. Renita Jablonski talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai.

How H-1B workers affect U.S. jobs

There's been severe political backlash this year against highly-skilled foreign workers due in part to legislation surrounding the financial crisis. Renita Jablonski talks to Professor Robert Kennedy, who covers globalization in his new book.
Posted In: Jobs

If you're worried, follow the money

There are more than a dozen programs involving subsidies of billions of dollars from taxpayers to Wall Street. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Renita Jablonski where concerned people should be focusing their attention.

In defense of the toxic asset plan

Some on Wall Street are genuinely optimistic about the government's plan to buy toxic assets and get them off of bank balance sheets. Renita Jablonski talks to L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus.
Posted In: Investing

Where the Fed's move matters most

Whether or not the Fed's move to pour another trillion dollars into the economy will help is up to the big traders to decide. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Renita Jablonski why the move makes him uneasy.

Markets respond to bold Fed move

Global markets are absorbing the Federal Reserve's move to unleash another wave of cash into the economy. Renita Jablonski talks to Edward Hadas of the financial Web site Breaking Views about why this move is considered aggressive.
Posted In: Investing

Geithner facing anger over AIG

Criticism over the AIG bailout is being pointed at U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this morning. Renita Jablonski talks to University of Maryland professor Peter Morici over why he's being pinpointed.
Posted In: Investing

Questions for the Whiteboard

Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch can usually be found answering questions on complex financial terms at the Marketplace Whiteboard. Today, Renita Jablonski asks him some additional questions from listeners in the studio.
Posted In: Investing, whiteboard

Dell job cuts fuel Ireland's recession

Dell announced it was cutting 2,000 jobs in Ireland as it transports operations to Poland to pay workers there cheaper wages. Renita Jablonski talks to Professor Frank Barry in Dublin on how this will affect the country.
Posted In: Jobs


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