Segments From this episode
Leaders of the Group of 20 wrapped up this week's summit by expanding the role of the International Monetary Fund to help fix the world's economy. The measures are putting the spotlight on an obscure form of currency used by the IMF. Steve Chiotakis talks to Stephen Beard about the SDR.
The baseball player's union is trying a new approach to selling merchandise at Citi Field in New York. Items at The Players Clubhouse must include a star player's name or likeness. Dan Grech explores how this might work.
Auctioneer Kirk Williams had a hunch to try putting frozen foods on his auction block, and the move turned out to be tremendously lucrative. Steve Chiotakis asks Williams how people feel about the food.
While job creation could help turn the economy back around, it may not take as many new jobs to egg on a recovery as in previous recessions. Marketplace's John Dimsdale reports that could be a good thing as job creation can be slow.
New data out today finds cash-strapped companies got rid of 25 million square feet of office space in the first quarter. The problem is likely to get worse due to the growing number of empty desks out there. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Chicago is one of the finalists to host the Olympics in 2016, and some say the games would raise billions of dollars and create jobs for the city. Others think the city will merely break even. Jennifer Collins reports.
U.S. job losses came to 663,000 last month, hitting the highest unemployment rate since 1983. Standard & Poor's economist Beth Ann Bovino tells Renita Jablonski the numbers were stronger than expected, but better numbers are on the horizon.
Some are looking at today's jobless numbers and saying maybe we've finally reached the bottom. Other experts say consumer confidence has been hit hard. Steve Chiotakis reviews this morning's indicator with Jeremy Hobson.
Throughout ER's 15-season run, television has undergone a transformation in both its technology and viewership. Renita Jablonski talks to Variety's Stuart Levine about how the TV landscape has changed since the show's inception.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 3, 2009