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May 15, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 15, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 15, 2009

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Life insurers get a piece of the bailout

May 15, 2009
The Treasury Department is extending bailout money to life insurance companies. Jeremy Hobson reports on why insurers need a lifeline.

It may pay off to put away the plastic

May 15, 2009
A credit card reform bill making its way through Congress could pay off for consumers who buy with cash instead of plastic. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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GE begins clean up of Hudson River

May 15, 2009
Today General Electric will begin dredging toxic chemicals called PCBs from the upper part of New York's Hudson River. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

New rules for ship recyclers to navigate

May 15, 2009
Delegates from 64 countries have signed a new agreement regulating how old ships are recycled for scrap metal. Sam Eaton reports.

Europe hurt by German output drop

May 15, 2009
The Eurozone economy shrank much more than expected for the first quarter. And Europe's largest economy suffered an even bigger drop due largely to tumbling exports. Stephen Beard reports.

A look at declining industrial production

May 15, 2009
PNC Wealth Management's Bill Stone talks with Steve Chiotakis about what the fall in industrial production indicates for the economy, and what the lousy retail numbers mean.

Immigration likely to follow economy

May 15, 2009
Stricter border enforcement and fewer jobs are tarnishing the allure of the U.S. for Latin American immigrants. Princeton sociology professor Douglas Massey talks with Steve Chiotakis about the possible consequences of this shift in the American economy.

Mexican dream tied to American Dream

May 15, 2009
Mexico sends more immigrants to the United States than any other country. But stricter border enforcement and fewer jobs in the U.S. are tarnishing its allure. Former Mexican Foreign Secretary Jorge Castaneda talks with Bill Radke about the consequences.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC