Marketplace for Friday, May 15, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, May 15, 2009

Putting a new value on the golden years

One of the essentials of the traditional American Dream has been to have a secure, happy retirement in your 60's. But unlike the Depression Era generation, many baby boomers haven't saved enough. And that's forcing them to rethink what it means to retire. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retirement

The Weekly Wrap

Kai Ryssdal goes through this week's news with Mike Mandel, chief economist for Businessweek, and Megan McArdle from The Atlantic's Business Channel.
Posted In: Wall Street

Cut Chrysler dealer still has drive

Amaral Motors in Newtown, Conn. was a five-star Chrysler dealer. But after finding itself on the automaker's 800-dealer cut list, the generations-owned family business has to come up with a new plan. Amy Scott has the story.
Posted In: Auto

Retirement dreams face new reality

The recession has been a wake-up call for Americans who weren't preparing adequately for retirement. Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the changing picture for older workers.
Posted In: Retirement

Insurers claim bailout will cover losses

Yesterday, the Treasury Department revealed six insurance companies are eligible for about $22 billion in taxpayer bailout money. John Dimsdale explores the companies' reasoning for asking for the money.

Preventing ads from topping Google

Ever since Google started selling ads above its search list, competitors have been able to place themselves above searches. But businesses may be able to use trademark confusion as legal means to stop the practice. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

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