Marketplace for Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mexico seeks to calm tourists' fears

Mexico's tourism industry is launching a counter-offensive in the wake of rising drug-trade violence. It's trying to lure tourists who may have been scared by negative news reports. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Mexico, Travel

U.S.-Mexico relationship remains strong

Shannon O'Neil, a fellow for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks to Kai Ryssdal about Mexico's economic stability and what it means for the United States.
Posted In: Mexico

Nothing too hairy in barbershop's view

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland revisits a barbershop in Jefferson City, Mo., where six months ago the owner and his customers were taking market woes in stride. Not much has changed, except they really don't like those bailouts.

Will this IPO translate into turnaround?

Rosetta Stone, the language software maker, is one of the few companies to file an IPO this year. With a strong market debut, will other companies follow suit? Jennifer Collins reports.

We need home equity insurance now

The housing market is struggling to recover even with the Obama administration's $75 billion foreclosure prevention program. Commentator Barry Nalebuff says to get housing back on track we need a federal home equity insurance program.
Posted In: Housing

Mall vacancies lead to makeovers

Mall operator General Growth Properties has filed for bankruptcy, the largest real estate company to go belly up in history. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, to survive in this recession, malls are making themselves over.
Posted In: Retail

JPMorgan throws 'toxic' plan for a loop

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says his bank won't participate in the government's program to rid banks' balance sheets of toxic assets. What does this mean for the program and the banking industry? Jeremy Hobson reports.

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We're Young And Beautiful
Various Artists - Carrie Underwood Tribute
Hurts So Good
Various Artists - John Mellencamp Tribute
Satori a Paris
Marc Grau
Driving In The Rain
James Hardway