What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us
Apr 17, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 17, 2009

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 17, 2009

Segments From this episode

Rate of job recovery depends on region

Apr 17, 2009
The Labor Department will issue state-by-state unemployment figures today for March. Regions where jobless claims are high will vary, as will the solutions for getting states out of their downward spiral. John Dimsdale reports.

YouTube turning on to TV shows

Apr 17, 2009
YouTube is partnering with Sony, CBS, the BBC and others to bring free TV shows, movies and other professionally-created content to its viewers. The move is an effort to attract bigger ad revenue. Dan Grech reports.

Technology can save you from yourself

Apr 17, 2009
John Genest was tired of getting into trouble because of his drunk dialing, so he developed an iPhone application to help him out. And his isn't the only popular regret-prevention product out there. Alex Goldmark reports.

It's time to name names in the fallout

Apr 17, 2009
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to set up a committee to find what and who is responsible for the economic fallout. Steve Henn reports Congress may have to fight hard against a financial industry unwilling to talk.

A slam dunk for Cleveland's economy

Apr 17, 2009
The recession hit Cleveland hard, and Cavaliers player Lebron James may be the best attraction the city's got right now. But he could take his starpower elsewhere when his contract expires next year. Rico Gagliano reports.

Volkswagen may be first in sales

Apr 17, 2009
First-quarter numbers suggest Volkswagen may have pulled ahead of Toyota and General Motors in global sales. Stephen Beard reports how the automaker has benefited from its powerful presence in emerging markets like China and Brazil.

Cable can learn from USA Network

Apr 17, 2009
USA Network averaged more viewers last quarter than any cable network in history. What are they doing right? Bill Radke talks to entertainment watcher Michael Speier, who explains what TV shows need to be successful now.

A deeper look at the morning market

Apr 17, 2009
Steve Chiotakis crunches numbers with financial analyst Juli Niemann.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC