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Sep 19, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 19, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 19, 2008

Segments From this episode

Should government buy toxic debt?

Sep 19, 2008
The bailouts so far haven't generated much of a bump on Wall Street, but the proposal for the government to buy and hold $800 billion in "toxic debt" is well-received. Scott Jagow asks an expert what's up.

Columnist says ESPN forgets fans

Sep 19, 2008
Some ESPN viewers miss the old shows, when the network covered seemingly all sports. But today the network also covers a select schedule of events like hot-dog eating contests. Scott Jagow has more.

UK stocks up on short-sale ban

Sep 19, 2008
UK investors were buoyed not only by news of the U.S. Treasury's plan to set up a new institution for toxic debt, but also by their country's ban on short selling. Megan Williams looks into the turnaround.

Congress looks at unemployment relief

Sep 19, 2008
Although there is disagreement in Congress about increasing government spending on infrastructure, there appears to be bi-partisan support to do something for the unemployed. Danielle Karson has more.

How investors can protect their money

Sep 19, 2008
Host Stacey Vanek-Smith turns to financial expert Greg McBride to get some practical advice for investors on what to do in this tumultuous economic climate. Some key investor issues come up.

Paulson rescue plan is unprecedented

Sep 19, 2008
The plan would take on the liquidity crisis by clearing the so-called toxic loans from the balance sheets of troubled financial institutions. Markets worldwide were boosted on the news. Jeremy Hobson has more.

Today Lehman's is in bankruptcy court

Sep 19, 2008
A bankruptcy judge is expected to sign off on Barclay's bid to buy some of Lehman Brothers assets. Not much will be left of the storied firm after that, but the government will take on the remains. Amy Scott reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC