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May 8, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 8, 2009

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Banks map different routes to capital

May 8, 2009
Stress test results are in, and some banks are doing better than others. While American Express is ready to pay back its TARP funds, Bank of America needs to come up with nearly $34 billion of capital. Tamara Keith reports.

Small banks also facing big stress

May 8, 2009
Thousands of small banks across the country are susceptible to financial fallout. What can be done to help them? Jennifer Collins looks into a few different strategies, one of which could be bailout in the future.

Some people actually want to be laid off

May 8, 2009
Many Americans are struggling with fear of the proverbial ax in this recession, but not everyone. Jeremy Hobson spoke with a tech worker in New York who wants to be let go from his job -- and talked about how he's trying to get there.

There's still 'Prestige' in this economy

May 8, 2009
The average household may be cutting back, but the ultra rich are still spending, and Prestige Magazine is still printing glossies for them. But some advertisers wonder how it can maintain prestige when it's free. Sally Herships reports.

Job interview? Here's what not to do

May 8, 2009
It's more important than ever to nail a job interview, and Seattle resident Steiner Skipsness wants to help. On his Web site, he has videos of fake interviews he's conducted with outrageous results. Renita Jablonski takes a look.

Leaks helped ease stress test results

May 8, 2009
News about stress tests have been leaking all week. Edward Hadas of financial Web site Breaking Views tells Renita Jablonski how that's helped markets, and why rallies give banks hope for raising the needed $75 billion.

Bank of England bonds a sign of trouble

May 8, 2009
The Bank of England plans to buy an additional $120 billion in bonds on top of the $70 billion already established for the same purpose. The move is an effort to pump cash into the economy, and some call it a desperate last throw. Stephen Beard reports.

Unemployment not as bad as expected

May 8, 2009
More than half a million people losing their jobs in one month isn't a good thing by any interpretation. But Tamara Keith reports that, like a lot of things in this economy, it could have been much worse.

Markets react to unemployment

May 8, 2009
Bill Radke talks to Jim Dunigan, Chief Investment Officer of PNC Wealth Management, about the market reaction to unemployment and where the bright spots may be in today's numbers.

Job indicators review overall outlook

May 8, 2009
This morning's unemployment numbers report was just one of a few jobs indicators to come out in the last few days. Jill Barshay reviews what these indicators say about job losses overall.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC