Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 16, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 16, 2008

Economists split on what Fed will do

The Fed has not cut inflation since setting it at 2 percent in April, largely because of inflation fears. But turmoil on Wall Street could persuade Fed members to end that steady streak. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Oil prices drop amid economic turmoil

While all eyes were on Wall Street's big financial institutions, the price of oil slipped down to $91 a barrel -- a seven-month low. How'd that happen? Host Stacey Vanek-Smith asks economist Andrew Hilton.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Downturn could benefit regional banks

Mid-tier, regional banks have an opportunity to scoop up some of the business from their failed brethren on Wall Street. Rachel Dornhelm checks in with financial experts on how the public might respond.
Posted In: Economy

Barclays looking at Lehman assets

British bank Barclays passed on buying Lehman Brothers, but now that Lehman has filed for bankruptcy protection, Barclays might jump back in and try to grab some of Lehman's assets. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions

Suspect plastic in baby products

An FDA hearing today takes up a controversial plastic hardener that's used in everything from baby bottles to food packaging. Canada plans to ban it from baby bottles. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health, Science

Lehman's 'mind-boggling' debt

The Lehman Brothers debt is estimated at $600 billion -- an unprecedented amount. Now that the company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the more valuable assets could go quickly. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Is AIG 'too big to fail'?

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is saying enough is enough with government bailouts. So, what will happen with troubled insurance company AIG? Scott Jagow takes the question to the head of a British think tank.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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Stretching Out
The Skatalites
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Coldplay
Honeysuckle (Mesk Elil)
Souad Massi
What I Like About You (And Other Romantic Hits)
The Romantics
Wildflowers