Jan 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 9, 2009

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Church pews filling up near Wall Street

Jan 9, 2009
Many houses of worship have had more visitors since the financial crisis began. Some churches are even using the fallout to pitch their message. Ashley Milne-Tyte visited a couple of churches near the center of the turmoil.

House takes up pay discrimination

Jan 9, 2009
The House is expected to pass a pair of civil rights bills today designed to give workers more power to sue over alleged pay discrimination. Mitchell Hartman explains why now is an important time for fairness law.

Report: Details on TARP money are slim

Jan 9, 2009
A panel overseeing TARP will put out a report today on how well the Treasury Department is handling the economic crisis. The report notes the Treasury has given few details about where the money is going. Janet Babin reports.

U.S. travel requirement bad for tourism

Jan 9, 2009
A new security procedure requires those coming to the U.S. to fill out an online form at least three days before departure in order to get clearance. One U.K. expert thinks this could hurt tourism. Stephen Beard reports.

More time to switch to digital TV

Jan 9, 2009
The Obama transition team wants Congress to push back the February 17 date for broadcasters to switch from analog to digital TV because they need more time to help more consumers prepare. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Health care can work if people want it

Jan 9, 2009
A report out today on health care reviews which options may be economically viable. It found that several proposals could work, but the key is forcing people to get coverage. Alisa Roth reports.

Hollywood revs up for the new year

Jan 9, 2009
The beginning of the year is a big time for Hollywood, as studios gear up for awards. How will the economic fallout affect the studios? Steve Chiotakis goes to the movies with Variety's Michael Speier.

December jobless rate hits 15-year high

Jan 9, 2009
The Labor Department says businesses cut 524,000 jobs in December, making the month's unemployment rate the highest it's been in more than 15 years. But Janet Babin reports job figures may improve somewhat later this year.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC