Jan 25, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 25, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 25, 2010

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Sam's Club severs 10% of workforce

Jan 25, 2010
Wal-Mart announced it will cut 11,200 jobs from its Sam's Club warehouse division, a move coming shortly after the company closed 10 poorly-performing stores. Mitchell Hartman reports who's hurt the most by the move.

Why Air America really struggled

Jan 25, 2010
At the end of Air America Radio's economically tumultuous six-year run, what was really holding it back? Amy Scott explores what contributed to the struggling network's downfall and why liberal talk radio will live on.

It's not really 2007 after all

Jan 25, 2010
As earnings reports begin to gradually crawl back into greener territory, how do we differentiate between Wall Street now and the Wall Street of three years ago? Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

The gym industry is still in good shape

Jan 25, 2010
When national gym chain Crunch Fitness filed for bankruptcy, many gym owners feared they would be next. But the rise of smaller niche operators and health club priority spending has helped the gym industry thrive. Jeremy Hobson reports.

New cause to keep Chicago River dirty

Jan 25, 2010
Chicago is notorious for not disinfecting the wastewater it dumps into the Chicago River. Now the city's using a different excuse for dragging its feet on the issue: cleaning the river would emit carbon emissions. Jennifer Collins reports.

Will opposition get Bernanke thinking?

Jan 25, 2010
Despite his opposition, the White House says Ben Bernanke has enough support to return as Federal Reserve chair. Some senators are hoping their opposition will make him think twice about adopting unpopular policies. Brett Neely reports.

Raising funds, forgiving debts for Haiti

Jan 25, 2010
Major figures from the U.N., IMF and beyond are meeting in Montreal to discuss raising funds for Haiti's infrastructure. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about building costs and forgiving the country's foreign debt.

Returning the keys to Stuyvesant Town

Jan 25, 2010
Once highly sought by investors at incredible prices, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village complex in Manhattan is going back to the bank. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about what went wrong.

Bankers likely to return to Davos

Jan 25, 2010
During last year's financial upheaval, officials from top banks in the U.S. and Europe were conspicuously absent from the World Economic Forum. But with Obama's newest bank proposals, they can't afford to stay away. Christopher Werth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC