Marketplace for Friday, March 13, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, March 13, 2009

What if Bear Stearns...

Kai Ryssdal looks back at the fall of Bear Stearns and wonders what might have been with The New Yorker's James Surowiecki.

Bear Stearns employees find their way

It's been almost a year since investment bank Bear Stearns imploded, leaving some 14,000 employees in limbo. Amy Scott takes a look at where some of them are now.
Posted In: Jobs

Weekly Wrap: Not at recovery just yet

The markets had a little bump this week. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon from Portfolio.com about the news that drove the markets up and what's still weighing us down.

No representation without taxation

The earned-income tax credit is designed to give a break to low-income workers. But commentator Amity Shlaes says these days the poor may be paying too few taxes and the rich may have too big of a burden, which is not helping economic recovery.
Posted In: Taxes

Does loss of Triple-A rating matter?

Now that General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway have lost their Triple-A credit ratings, only five U.S. companies are left with that status. With fewer companies standing at the top, what does losing an A really mean? Jeremy Hobson reports.

OPEC's price hike may drop oil demand

OPEC will meet this weekend to discuss whether to raise oil prices and cut production. But OPEC's strategy could possibly drop demand for oil even further. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

Tough times for Timothy Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is still waiting for many of his top staff posts to be filled, but that hasn't stopped the growing chorus of criticism. Steve Henn reports.

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Darklands
The Jesus And Mary Chain
Dance, Dance, Dance
Lykke Li
Tightrope
Yeasayer
Vuelvo Al Sur
Gotan Project

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