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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 11, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 11, 2009

Will gov't get out of bank business?

Steve Chiotakis talks to Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company and Marketplace's John Dimsdale about consumer sentiment and President Obama's upcoming speech to Wall Street on economic recovery.
Posted In: Wall Street

Does this car make me look fat?

General Motors is starting a new promotion on Monday that will let you return your car or truck within 31-60 days for a full refund if you don't like it. So we wondered what some people's excuses would be.
Posted In: Auto

Bailout cost U.S. $10K per head

The BBC says that the G20 group of countries shelled out $10.8 trillion bailing out global economies. The U.S. spent the most overall: $3.6 trillion, breaking down to $10,000 for every single American. Stephen Beard reports.

E.U., Zimbabwe to meet on sanctions

E.U. officials will meet in Zimbabwe this weekend for the first time since 2002, when Zimbabwe's economy was in a tailspin. The visit is seen as a new effort to normalize ties between the two economies. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Abuse grows for low-wage workers

Day laborers and activists are on Capitol Hill today pushing for immigration reform. They argue the economic crisis has meant growing abuse of illegal workers -- and the practice is spreading to legal ones, too. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Immigration, Jobs

Economic rescue will wind down

President Obama is expected to tell Wall Street Monday that the government will start winding down its rescue efforts, echoing a similar message Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivered yesterday. John Dimsdale reports.

Wal-Mart tries new payment system

Starting this month, Wal-Mart will stop issuing paper checks. Employees can either get paid through direct deposit or a pre-paid debit card. But some consumer advocates worry this pushes people away from traditional banks. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

U.K. could cash in on CO2 storage

Britain has pumped billions of dollars worth of fossil fuels out of the North Sea. Now, it could make billions more by pumping CO2 back down under the same sea, which could be one of the best ways to tackle climate change. Stephen Beard reports.