Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 8, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 8, 2009

A look at the retail, jobless numbers

Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, talks with Steve Chiotakis about what the latest retail numbers mean for holidays sales, and the latest jobless numbers.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

FHA's low cash reserves cause worry

A House committee will look into the health of the Federal Housing Administration. Steve Henn reports the agency's falling cash reserves has some concerned about another potential bailout.
Posted In: Housing

U.K. sours on Ticketmaster-Live Nation

There's word that regulators in Britain aren't keen on the merger between Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Who makes more: U.S. or foreign docs?

How much do U.S. doctors make compared to docs in other rich countries? Stephan Richter of TheGlobalist.com quizzes Bill Radke, and also lets us know how much U.S. specialists make compared to their patients.
Posted In: Health

Retail: An option for biz-school grads

Most analysts expect September retail sales to fall and the holidays to be gloomy, but the industry isn't having a tough time attracting new corporate talent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

A strong economic recovery? Really?

Economics correspondent Chris Farrell talks with Steve Chiotakis about why some analysts believe that once an economic recovery takes hold, it will be a strong one.

U.K. group pushes for flat Asian wage

A British workers' rights group is calling for a flat minimum wage across Asia. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

IBM case shows tough anti-trust stance

IBM is under scrutiny for alleged unfair behavior in the mainframe-computer market. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime, Internet

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A Little Distance
Tristeza
Soft Serve
Soul Coughing
Tell Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings