Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009

'Books' would tell Google about you

A House Committee is looking into the Google Books settlement today. Google has already scanned millions of titles but objections to the deal could throw a wrench into the online library. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Internet

Unemployment claims dropping

The government said first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, and the number of people continuing to receive benefits fell as well. Steve Chiotakis talks to Doug Foreman with Highmark Capital.
Posted In: Jobs

Opel deal needs more guarantees

General Motors says the deal to sell its European unit Opel still needs more financing guarantees from the German government, but it's confident those will come through. Bill Radke has the latest.
Posted In: Auto

How did the SEC miss Madoff?

This morning, Congress re-opens its investigation into how government investigators missed Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi Scheme, starting with a 500-page report from the SEC. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Crime

Blankfein criticizes excessive bonuses

At a banking conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein spoke out against excessive banker pay, calling for guaranteed bonuses to be banned. Is this justified coming from him? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Hockey doesn't do well in the desert

Ray Artigue helped bring the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team to Arizona from Canada, but now says early criticism that the sport wouldn't thrive there may have turned out to be justified. The bankrupt team is up for auction. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Sports

Good numbers amidst foreclosures

Encouraging statistics suggest efforts by lenders to modify troubled mortgages may be slowing the spread of foreclosures. But the number of foreclosures is still near July's record high. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing

After Lehman: 'Proud of the work'

Lehman Brothers' demise deepened the nation's financial crisis. It also left thousands of people out of work. One of them was Dave Demuro, the firm's director of global compliance and regulation. He reflects on his 24 years there.

After Lehman: 'I loved my job there'

Elizabeth Moran, was a vice president of talent management at Lehman Brothers. She tells how she's adapting to her new life away from Wall Street.

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Money For Nothing (Radio Edit)
Dire Straits
Knocked Up
Kings Of Leon
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Galaxie 500