Marketplace for Thursday, July 2, 2009
Marketplace's Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano talk with fellow staffers George Judson, Rod Abid and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: A medical-themed restaurant, China's porn-blocking glitch, and corporate-sponsored college classes.
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and freelance business writer Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about the poor job numbers, banks' toxic assets and the state of the economy halfway through 2009.
The bankrupt carmaker is cleaning out its garage in an effort to form a new, pared-down company. But bondholders are fighting over which assets will stay and which will get offered to outside buyers. Jeremy Hobson reports
As California begins issuing IOUs, banks are worried that counterfeit notes may become a big problem. But the state insists fraud protection efforts are in place. Sarah Gardner reports.