Feb 9, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 9, 2009

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Obama hits towns for stimulus support

Feb 9, 2009
President Obama is in Elkhart, Ind. today selling his stimulus package directly to the people. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about why Obama is there specifically and what he hopes to do.

When small business meets big fraud

Feb 9, 2009
Small business advocates say the government bailout doesn't address contracting fraud and abuse, which has diverted billions to large corporations. Ronni Radbill explores what the government is doing to curb the corruption.

Report: Green companies do better

Feb 9, 2009
A new study out today suggests that greener, more socially responsible companies tend to perform better than their peers. Sarah Gardner reports which companies were considered more successful and sustainable.

Nissan to cut 20,000 jobs

Feb 9, 2009
Nissan's cut of more than 8 percent of its work force is among the deepest so far in the auto industry. The automaker could lose $3 billion in the current financial year. Stephen Beard reports.

Can Amazon keep Kindle's fire going?

Feb 9, 2009
Today, Amazon.com is expected to announce a design upgrade for Kindle, its electronic book reader. But Google is set to compete -- the company recently made its e-book titles available for certain smart phones. Janet Babin reports.

Let your dog smell like a spring day

Feb 9, 2009
The economy may be going to the dogs, but at least they don't have to smell bad. Fragrance companies offer several scents for canines, from beach aroma to the smell of the dog park. James Nestor reports.

Bank execs will try to account for TARP

Feb 9, 2009
Bank executives will be testifying to Congress about how money was spent last year under TARP. But getting execs to explain the flow of cash may be hard, since no one was keeping track. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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