Marketplace for Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Episode Description 
Marketplace for Wednesday, March 18, 2009
0

GE offers a peek into its finance unit

To quell speculation and build investor confidence, General Electric is holding a meeting in New York to offer a peek into its finance unit. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
2

AIG uproar rattles private investors

The Federal Reserve is counting on private companies to use federal dollars to jump-start the credit markets. But are investors balking now because of the AIG commotion? Jeremy Hobson reports.
5

Africans wary of biofuel developers

Investment in biofuels could bring much-needed development to African countries. But locals are still skeptical they'll see any of the benefits. Gretchen Wilson reports.
3

Singer turns to fans to fund new album

Tired of dealing with record labels, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule asked her fans to donate money to pay for her latest recording. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about what she's learned from the effort.
Posted In: Entertainment
3

Securitzation industry a sinking ship?

Chances are the loan you got for your car or house in recent years ended up being bought by investors in a process called securitization. Some blame that process for or current economic mess and say it shouldn't be allowed to continue. Bob Moon reports.
12

Obama's protectionism hurts U.S. trade

In retaliation for a ban on Mexican trucks using American highways, Mexico is set to impose tariffs on several U.S. imports. Commentator David Frum says it's the latest sign of the Obama administration's protectionist bias.
Posted In: Mexico
0

Broken Coke deal sign of protectionism

Regulators in China have denied Coca-Cola's plan to buy a Chinese juice company. Dan Grech reports the broken deal may signal rising protectionism in China and worldwide.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
4

What we're missing beyond AIG

The $165 million in bonuses going to AIG employees has caused an uproar across the nation. But what are we missing while being distracted by those bonuses? Steve Henn reports.

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

Hotel California
I Ran (So Far Away) / Pick Me Up

Browse the show calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 

Buzzworthy

Recent comments on our stories..

wcourchesne's picture

What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

zingledot's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

sgardner's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

emcolligan's picture

Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

Connect
Submit your Personal Finance Questions to the Getting Personal blog.

BECOME A MARKETPLACE SOURCE!

Join the Public Insight Network and help us tell the story. Sign Up Now or browse recent questions from the Network below.