Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 11, 2009
Sep 11, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 11, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 11, 2009

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U.K. could cash in on CO2 storage

Sep 11, 2009
Britain has pumped billions of dollars worth of fossil fuels out of the North Sea. Now, it could make billions more by pumping CO2 back down under the same sea, which could be one of the best ways to tackle climate change. Stephen Beard reports.

Wal-Mart tries new payment system

Sep 11, 2009
Starting this month, Wal-Mart will stop issuing paper checks. Employees can either get paid through direct deposit or a pre-paid debit card. But some consumer advocates worry this pushes people away from traditional banks. Alisa Roth reports.

Economic rescue will wind down

Sep 11, 2009
President Obama is expected to tell Wall Street Monday that the government will start winding down its rescue efforts, echoing a similar message Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner delivered yesterday. John Dimsdale reports.

Abuse grows for low-wage workers

Sep 11, 2009
Day laborers and activists are on Capitol Hill today pushing for immigration reform. They argue the economic crisis has meant growing abuse of illegal workers -- and the practice is spreading to legal ones, too. Steve Henn reports.

E.U., Zimbabwe to meet on sanctions

Sep 11, 2009
E.U. officials will meet in Zimbabwe this weekend for the first time since 2002, when Zimbabwe's economy was in a tailspin. The visit is seen as a new effort to normalize ties between the two economies. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Bailout cost U.S. $10K per head

Sep 11, 2009
The BBC says that the G20 group of countries shelled out $10.8 trillion bailing out global economies. The U.S. spent the most overall: $3.6 trillion, breaking down to $10,000 for every single American. Stephen Beard reports.

Does this car make me look fat?

Sep 11, 2009
General Motors is starting a new promotion on Monday that will let you return your car or truck within 31-60 days for a full refund if you don't like it. So we wondered what some people's excuses would be.

Will gov't get out of bank business?

Sep 11, 2009
Steve Chiotakis talks to Juli Niemann from Smith, Moore and Company and Marketplace's John Dimsdale about consumer sentiment and President Obama's upcoming speech to Wall Street on economic recovery.

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 11, 2009

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC