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Oct 10, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 10, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 10, 2008

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Markets take a real dive

Oct 10, 2008
Despite governments around the globe pulling out all the stops, markets worldwide are crashing this morning. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economist Andrew Hilton about what this means for investors and the economy.
A trader puts his hand on his head on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange -- October 9, 2008
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Bellman is avoiding crisis baggage

Oct 10, 2008
A stock-savvy hotel bellman in St. Louis tells Marketplace's Amy Scott how he's weathering the financial storm. It's another report in our "Road to Ruin?" series.

Taking the limits off deposit insurance

Oct 10, 2008
The government is weighing a plan to insure all of the nation's bank deposits. Previously, depositors were insured for up to $100,000, but lawmakers may remove the limits altogether. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Government not straight about crisis

Oct 10, 2008
Governments worldwide are making strides to stop the financial crisis from escalating any further. But money manager Bill Fleckenstein told Bill Radke why he doesn't have much confidence the moves will help.

A hopeful generation down the road

Oct 10, 2008
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland is wrapping up her "Road to Ruin?" trip in St. Louis. She says a high school economics class has given her hope the next generation may learn from the current crisis.
Ron Settle's third period econ class at a high school in St. Louis, MO.
Tess Vigeland

Bush: Government is working on crisis

Oct 10, 2008
President Bush addressed press from the Rose Garden of the White House, listing steps the government has taken to resolve the financial crisis. The statement was intended to calm down the markets. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Poorer nations hurt from food prices

Oct 10, 2008
The IMF says rising food and energy prices are taking a heavy toll on some developing nations. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports financial ministers will have struggling countries on the agenda this weekend.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC