Marketplace for Monday, March 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, March 23, 2009

Latino workers find greener landscape

The real estate bust has forced companies to cut construction jobs Latino immigrants used to fill. So laid-off workers have turned to greener pastures for work in the downturn. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Jobs

It's unethical not to give in recession

In a downturn, it can sometimes be easy to forget about the poor. Kai Ryssdal speaks with bioethicist Peter Singer about why he believes we should give even more during a recession.
Posted In: Books, Charity

Taxing bonuses could slow economy

If bonuses given to employees of bailed-out companies are taxed, it could have a huge impact on institutions receiving TARP money and the economy. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Plans to rein in banks may go too far

Lawmakers fed up with the financial services industry are crafting new plans to overhaul regulation. But are some plans to rein in the banks over-reaching? John Dimsdale reports.

How Geithner's bank plan would work

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's plan to get banks lending again involves private investors soaking up the toxic assets while the government guarantees against losses. Will it work? Jeremy Hobson has the details.

Geithner: Must take risks to fix crisis

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the Obama administration's plan to get bad assets off banks' books, and what signs he will look for to see economic recovery.
Posted In: Timothy Geithner

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Maps (Album Version)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Cry Baby
Nikka Costa
Freedom Sounds
The Skatalites