Marketplace for Friday, April 24, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Friday, April 24, 2009

Small talk: Jets, Dodd, AbitibiBowater

Markeplace staffers Amy Scott, Steve Henn and Stacey Vanek-Smith talk with Rick Gagliano and Brendan Newnam about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: bargain private jets, Sen. Dodd's fundraising, and AbitibiBowater's bankruptcy.

Meals on Wheels needs more than faith

The need for charities and programs that provide food and shelter is growing, but donations are down. Kai Ryssdal reports on a privately-funded Meals on Wheels program in Los Angeles that's hungry for help.
Posted In: Charity

Help! Billions needed for pension plans

Businesses and local governments are having to come up with billions of dollars in new and unanticipated pension fund contributions at the worst possible time. Steve Henn reports.

Weekly Wrap: Banks and bright spots

Kai Ryssdal speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Moore and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks about the banks' stress test results and bright spots that can be seen in our economy.

Small biz owners cutting their own pay

A recent national survey says 30% of small business owners have stopped paying themselves a salary. John Dimsdale reports.

Is a slower slowdown a good sign?

All sorts of economic indicators are down, but they aren't as bad as many experts expected. So if things are getting worse more slowly, is the economy improving? Tamara Keith reports.

Chrysler races to avert bankruptcy

Chrysler has six days to reach a deal to stay out of bankruptcy. A new offer from the struggling automaker's lenders could save it. Reporter Jeremy Hobson explains Chrysler's options with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Auto

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Joy Division
Golden Cage
The Whitest Boy Alive
Spinning Wheel (2006 Remastered Version)
Wade Marcus

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