Marketplace for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where's the credit for consumers?

There are some good signs in the banking sector: credit markets are thawing further and some banks are racing to pay back their bailout funds. But where's consumer lending? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Who should have the power to regulate

Washington is gearing up for a fight over who should regulate our financial system and what steps to take to protect the public from future financial disasters. Steve Henn reports.

Proposed health care plans miss mark

Congress is debating how to pay for a health care overhaul and what form a new system will take. Lawmakers are trying to find a middle ground, but commentator Robert Reich says a lot may be lost in the process.
Posted In: Health

How a 'Cap and Trade' system will work

A House committee is weighing legislation to slash greenhouse gases. The centerpiece of the strategy will be a 'Cap and Trade' system. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner breaks down how it'll work with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: whiteboard

Report: SAT prep courses get bad score

Each year millions of high school students take SAT preparation courses. But a new report says those programs do little to improve scores. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Education

Is California too big to fail?

California voters rejected a slew of propositions meant to close the Golden State's budget deficit. With so many state and municipal workers, California's like the General Motors of states. But is it too big to fail? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Keeping a retail niche in the bullseye

Gregg Steinhafel, chairman and CEO of Target Corp., talks about the company's strategy for weathering the recession and expanding its place in the retail market.
Posted In: Retail

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