Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 23, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 23, 2010

Greeks respond to call for debt help

How are Greeks responding to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's call for an international lifeline? Steve Chiotakis gets the word on the street from reporter Joanna Kakissis in Athens.

A look at Seattle commercial real estate

Some real estate experts are saying Seattle's commercial sector could get worse before it gets better. Jeff Tyler explores why the local market may have a way to go before it escapes more foreclosures.

G20 takes global approach to recession

World financial officials are in Washington for the annual IMF/World Bank and G20 meeting. A worldwide bank tax is one idea on the table to help fix the potential for another global recession. John Dimsdale reports.

Senate looks at credit-rating agencies

The Senate subcommittee is looking at credit ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard & Poors for allegedly taking bribes instead of keeping an eye on mortgage-backed securities. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Gregory Warner.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Greece financial crisis: PM seeks help

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, has formally asked for help with the country's debt. With financial troubles mounting over the last few months, why has the official request just been made now? Steve Chiotakis talks to Stephen Beard.

Marketplace Minute with Bill Radke 4/23

This week: Goldman Sachs, volcanic ash, GM bailout loan paybacks . . . and Bill's got some Greek bonds if you're interested.

Businesses fret over AZ immigration bill

Arizona is deciding whether or not to veto the country's toughest immigration bill. Some business leaders worry it force some businesses to leave the state. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Russia returns to world bond market

Russia has not been involved with the international bond market since its financial system collapsed in 1998. But the government just sold $5 billion worth of Eurobonds -- money it no longer even needs. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Investing, Russia