Marketplace for Monday, January 11, 2010

Episode Description 

Crash course on the auto industry's fall

Paul Ingrassia talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Crash Course," how much time Detroit's auto industry has to bounce back from its troubles, and what's next for the Big 3.
Posted In: Auto, Books

New rules laid to help chicken farmers

The USDA has issued new regulations intended to provide protections for contract poultry farmers. But for some of those farmers, the new rules have come too late. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Walking away from your mortgage

Roger Lowenstein talks with Kai Ryssdal about the article he wrote for The New York Times Magazine, which discusses a new trend in real estate: choosing to walk away from a mortgage you could pay.
Posted In: Housing

Are beer mergers a good brew for biz?

Dutch brewer Heineken is set to buy the beer business of Mexico's FEMSA for $7.6 billion. How is the recent wave of beer mergers affecting the little guy? Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

New Barnes & Noble service rents texts

Barnes & Noble, one of the biggest operators of college bookstores, says it's expanding its textbook rental program. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Education

Do Cadillac health plans drive up costs?

President Obama met with union leaders to talk about taxing Cadillac health-care plans. How does this gold-plated coverage work? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health

Why Wall Street bonuses are necessary

As Wall Street bonus season begins, banks are scrambling to avoid potential public relations disasters. Bob Teitelman, editor in chief of The Deal, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the disconnect over whether folks on Wall Street should get bonuses.
Posted In: Wall Street

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