Marketplace for Monday, May 18, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, May 18, 2009

Nebraska town fights to keep bank

It seems every week another bank goes under. But what happens when that bank is the only one in town? Amy Scott reports on what one bankless Nebraska community is doing.

What went on when Bear Stearns fell

It took 72 hours for Bear Stearns to crumble. Reporter Kate Kelly wrote about the final days of the investment bank's collapse in her book "Street Fighters" and talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened.
Posted In: Books

Wage theft victims fight for rights

In a recession, some employers may try to shortchange their workers. But wage theft victims are fighting back. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Crime

Scribd's turning a page to sell eBooks

Document-sharing Web site Scribd is opening a digital bookstore where writers can set the prices for their work. How will this affect the publishing industry and eBook rival Amazon? Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Science

U.K. House speaker in battle to save job

Michael Martin, speaker of the U.K. House of Commons, is fighting for his job over his handling of some questionable lawmakers' expense reports. Stephen Beard reports.

Interest-free loans to get biz on track

A new government bridge-loan program will help businesses pay off their mounting debts with interest-free loans. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Can the economy support market rally?

The Dow was off more than 50% in March, but it's now up almost 30% from that low. So where are things going and why? Bob Moon reports on Wall Street's roller coaster ride.

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