Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

House and Senate reach stimulus deal

Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $789 billion stimulus package today. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about the details of the deal.

Will companies stay green in recession?

In the past few years, many companies have made the effort to become more green -- from launching sustainability initiatives to cutting energy use. But in this economic downturn, is corporate green fervor dwindling? Sarah Gardner reports.

Army attracts white-collar workers

When the Army held a military job fair in Maryland recently for up to 400 civilian positions, about 4,000 applicants, many of them white-collar workers, lined up for inspection. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Where's transparency in stability plan?

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said transparency would be a key part of the government's new financial stability plan. But commentator Robert Reich wonders just how much the public will really know.

What the banks may be hiding

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner promised more transparency when he announced the government's new bailout package. But do investors really want to know what the banks are hiding? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

No quick fix for housing market

The mortgage meltdown triggered the current crisis we're in, so why not aim more of the stimulus at troubled homeowners? Fixing the housing market isn't going to be that easy. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

Lawmakers grill bank CEOs over TARP

Eight CEOs of the largest banks receiving TARP funds were grilled by the House Financial Services Committee. Where were the former CEOs who got us into this mess? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

U.S. trade deficit drops to 6-year low

A Commerce Department report shows that the U.S. trade deficit shrank 4% in December, falling to its lowest level in almost six years. That's good news, or is it? Steve Henn reports.

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