Segments From this episode
Banks are taking a lot of heat for using government bailout money in what appears to be frivolous ways. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan, who says criticizing these institutions for each move doesn't accomplish much.
Several states are weighing whether to abolish the death penalty in favor of a life sentence without parole to save on expenses. John Dimsdale calculates how much states would save and where justice may factor in.
As the big investment firms began to fall, small boutique firms started getting resumes from former high-profile Wall Street employees. Amy Scott explores the rise of the boutique firm and whether it's destined to make the same mistakes.
The Obama administration is moving forward on its goal to reverse the financial fallout quickly and avert another one. Janet Babin reports what's on the table, including giving more power to the Fed to regulate financial institutions.
Tonight HBO debuts "Death on a Factory Farm," a documentary that chronicles some grizzly practices at an Ohio pork producer. The film is giving the pork industry an upset stomach. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Upfront season has begun, and the TV industry is hoping they can sell companies some ad time. The question is whether advertisers will be able to sell space during a downturn. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 16, 2009