Marketplace for Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Airlines' bad outlook good for consumers

With summer traveling season right around the corner, Kai Ryssdal speaks with airline analyst Richard Aboulafia about why earnings are expected to be down, and how consumers are helping the industry more than business travelers.
Posted In: Travel

Why people cheat on their taxes

With Tax Day fast approaching, Kai Ryssdal speaks with behavioral economist Dan Ariely about why some people are tempted to cheat on their taxes and what can be done about it.
Posted In: Taxes

Germany says no to Monsanto's corn

Germany has banned a genetically modified corn seed developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto, claiming the product is a threat to the environment. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food

Charlotte retirees hold on to optimism

Marketplace's Amy Scott revisits members of a coffee klatch she met six months ago in Charlotte, N.C. Some of the folks have avoided investment losses while others have seen their portfolios hit hard. All hope to see the markets recover.

Lincoln family dodges economic bullet

Marketplace's Tess Vigeland checks in with the Landis-McKibben family, six months after she first visited them at their Nebraska home. They feel lucky to have kept their jobs, but the parents may have to delay retirement.

Treasury has trouble filling open spots

Reports say the current head of Fannie Mae might head TARP, one of several open positions at the Treasury Department that it seems no one is willing or able to take. Tamara Keith reports.

Leaders hopeful, cautious on economy

"Glimmer of hope" is the new economic catchphrase as President Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke say -- cautiously -- that the worst might be behind us. John Dimsdale reports.

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Sackcloth Fashion
First / Last [Explicit]
Marc Grau
Brain Freeze
Sackcloth Fashion

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