Aug 21, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 21, 2009

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Big stakes in Bernanke's reappointment

Aug 21, 2009
Professor and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich talks with Steve Chiotakis about why Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is considered controversial, and how his potential reappointment may affect the economy.

Another lead poisoning case in China

Aug 21, 2009
Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Bill Radke about the latest case of child lead poisoning in China, and how it affects the global economy.

Central bankers mull recovery at retreat

Aug 21, 2009
The world's central bankers are gathering in Wyoming to wrestle with the state of the global economy. New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Bill Radke about what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had to say at the retreat.

Washington Nationals bank on pitcher

Aug 21, 2009
The Washington Nationals will soon introduce their new $15 million pitcher. Tamara Keith reports he could represent a fresh start for a struggling baseball team.

Housing crisis relenting in Phoenix

Aug 21, 2009
As the latest existing home sales numbers are released, one place that has seen some positive results is Phoenix, Ariz. Peter O'Dowd reports.

Cash for Clunkers winding down

Aug 21, 2009
A billion dollars is left to be used in the Cash for Clunkers program, which ends Monday night. But some dealers have already stopped offering incentives. Amy Scott reports.

Swiss gov't cleans up on UBS sale

Aug 21, 2009
The Swiss government has sold its stake in UBS, and made a profit on the deal. Stephen Beard reports.

Hiring picking up a bit on Wall Street

Aug 21, 2009
New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Steve Chiotakis about Morgan Stanley's plans to hire as many as 400 traders and sales people, and whether this is happening with other firms.

Last call for longest-serving bartender

Aug 21, 2009
Angelo Cammarata, recognized by Guiness as the world's longest-serving bartender, talks with Steve Chiotakis about all those years of serving drinks and what he's looking forward to after retiring.

Home re-sales rise, but is pain easing?

Aug 21, 2009
Jeremy Brant, CEO of real estate company 1-800-CASH OFFER, talks with Bill Radke about the big increase in home re-sales, and whether it was helped by a one-time home buyer credit the government is giving out.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC