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Apr 3, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 3, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 3, 2009

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What SDRs can do for the economy

Apr 3, 2009
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…

Baseball tries selling with star power

Apr 3, 2009
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.

Now you can bid on a bag of groceries

Apr 3, 2009
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.

Fewer new jobs needed for recovery

Apr 3, 2009
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…

Companies cut back on office space

Apr 3, 2009
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…

Would the Olympics help Chicago?

Apr 3, 2009
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.

Job losses could peak early 2010

Apr 3, 2009
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.

And the job losses will continue

Apr 3, 2009
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.

ER lives through TV history

Apr 3, 2009
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.

U.N. plan helps poor get home loans

Apr 3, 2009
A new plan from the United Nations' housing agency may help the poor get home loans. Gretchen Wilson reports on how the program may work.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC