Feb 2, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 2, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 2, 2009

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Senate debates tax cuts in stimulus

Feb 2, 2009
The Senate is debating an $890 billion version of the stimulus plan, and Republicans are placing a lot of emphasis on tax cuts. President Obama is urging senators to move quickly to pass the bill. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A plan of action for Tim Geithner

Feb 2, 2009
How has Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner done in his first week on the job? Renita Jablonski talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan, who says if he were Geithner's PR man, he might call for him to make a dramatic move.

GM ends its jobs bank program

Feb 2, 2009
Today, General Motors shut down its jobs bank, a program for workers whose jobs were cut for any reason other than falling car sales. Ashley Milne-Tyte explores how the move affects the 1,600 workers involved.

A helpful new tool for stimulus tracking

Feb 2, 2009
For anyone curious about where stimulus money is going, USBudgetWatch.org now has a tool that breaks down spending on dozens of recent federal initiatives. The site will be updated constantly. Danielle Karson reports.

Barclays credit rating notched down

Feb 2, 2009
Despite Barclays reports that it's doing just fine, Moody's has lowered its credit rating two notches. The British banking giant's involvement in the subprime crisis may have something to do with it. Stephen Beard reports.

Indian cowboys take bull by the horns

Feb 2, 2009
Stray cattle roaming the streets in India's big cities cause traffic jams and other havoc. But New Dehli's city government is hoping a few dozen cowboys might be able to deal with the bull. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.

A return to health care reform

Feb 2, 2009
A group of health care reformers meets today in Washington to address some dormant issues. Lawmakers are encouraged by the attention of President Obama, and some feel reform is imminent. John Dimsdale reports.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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