Jun 22, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 22, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 22, 2009

Segments From this episode

Fewer employers matching 401(k)'s

Jun 22, 2009
A new report from Charles Schwab says matching contributions to retirement accounts are disappearing fast. Nearly a quarter of U.S. companies have eliminated them entirely. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Consumers cutting back on cutbacks

Jun 22, 2009
Retail analysts are seeing a slight shift in consumer confidence. Shoppers are a little more likely to spend their extra pocket money right now. The only problem is finding any extra money. Bob Moon reports.

Why Treasury bonds are so important

Jun 22, 2009
The U.S. Treasury will soon be selling a weekly record $104 billion in bonds to help finance some massive spending programs. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about how long-term Treasury bonds affect mortgage rates.

Divorce can be bad for your ratings

Jun 22, 2009
The TLC reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" had 10 million viewers for its premiere, and just 3 million after the show started promoting an episode announcing a divorce. Jeremy Hobson explores why many tuned out.

Harlem wants residents to go shopping

Jun 22, 2009
Harlem residents are used to leaving the community if they want to shop, but a "shop local" campaign is trying to bring revenue to the neighborhood's stores. Kate Ellis explores why the recently-thriving Harlem is struggling now.

Xstrata's merger prospects appear dim

Jun 22, 2009
U.K.-listed mining company Xstrata wants to win a merger with South African giant Anglo American, but the company feels it's in better financial shape than its suitor. Stephen Beard assesses the situation.

Employers can still find deleted photos

Jun 22, 2009
Think it's weird of your employer to ask for the passwords to your social networking profiles? One employer in Bozeman, Mont. doesn't think so. Jeff Tyler reports your online life isn't so invisible to employers anyway.

Decoding messages on world markets

Jun 22, 2009
A new warning today from the World Bank says private money isn't flowing as freely into emerging economies. Jeremy Hobson reports and Steve Chiotakis talks to Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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