Marketplace for Thursday, March 4, 2010

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Thursday, March 4, 2010

Working, but dissatisfied

The unemployment rate continues to hover around 10%. But for those who still have jobs, things aren't so rosy either. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Jobs

A way to home ownership for minorities

Even though the Great Recession and the real estate crash are fading, African Americans are still at a greater disadvantage. Commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says that's in part because of how they were able to get into the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

How do health premiums get set?

Executives from some of the biggest insurance companies met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss premium increases. She asked them how they come up with the numbers. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health

Foreign aid that hurts rather than helps

When it comes to giving aid to places like Haiti and Chile, sometimes a helping hand can have unintended consequences. Sabri Ben-Achour reports on the economics of disaster relief.
Posted In: Charity

Earthquake rattles Chile's wine industry

Rene Merino, president of Wines of Chile, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much damage has been done to the Chilean wine industry because of the quake.

Businesses gear up to start spending

With consumers starting to spend a little, there's also new evidence that big businesses are feeling flush with cash and ready to jump in. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Citi CEO strikes conciliatory tone

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit defended his bank and listed all the ways it is turning around at a hearing before a panel overseeing the bank bailout. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) (R&B LP Version)
Ray Charles
Voices Carry
'Til Tuesday
In Case The World Changes Its Mind
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
Gotta Be Something
D-Tension
Coffee at Changos
James Hardway