Marketplace for Monday, April 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, April 6, 2009

Companies put in effort to keep workers

Even with unemployment rising, there's still plenty of poaching going on. So some companies are using interesting retention efforts to hold on to their employees. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Why big bonuses are counterproductive

Paying bonuses to bailed-out bank executives upset a lot of taxpayers who were footing the bill. Dan Ariely tells Kai Ryssdal how these big bonuses are actually counterproductive.

How to feel up when the market's down

Watching the stock market can be hard sometimes. Commentator Paul Hellman says to cope with the ups and downs, all you have to do is change your outlook.
Posted In: Investing

Signs point to less flashy vacations

With summer around the corner, the hospitality industry is worried more people might opt to stay at home instead of going on vacation. Sean Cole reports on how the vacation season is shaping up from Cape Cod, Mass.
Posted In: Travel

Why Sallie Mae is shifting jobs to U.S.

While most companies are shedding jobs, Sallie Mae is doing the opposite. The student loan giant is moving 2,000 of its jobs back to the U.S. from overseas. Why? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Can automakers follow Ford's lead?

As its competitors drive towards bankruptcy, Ford is planning to retire $9.9 billion in debt and cut nearly $500 million out of its interest expenses this year. Will the automaker's rivals be able to do the same? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Auto

A lot riding on toxic buy-up plan

The Treasury Department is extending the deadline for fund managers to invest in unloading bad assets from the banks' balance sheets and easing its selection criteria. As Amy Scott reports, the Treasury really needs private investors to hop on board.

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Kommercial Productions Instrumental Hip-Hop
Charlane's Allure
Tom Duda
Starlight [Live From Wembley Stadium]
Muse
We Are (Instrumental)
Anwarrior