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May 25, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 25, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 25, 2009

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Observing the crisis two years later

May 25, 2009
Two years ago, we started to see the trickling beginnings of the Bear Stearns mortgage-backed securities debacle. Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about why we should remember how it all began.

When recession deals go too far

May 25, 2009
Many customers get away with deep discounts on account of the recession. But some long-standing business clients are using the downturn as an excuse to twist arms for a deal. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

GM bondholders holding out for more

May 25, 2009
With a deadline looming tomorrow, GM bondholders are under pressure to forgive $27 billion worth of loans. But fearing that they're becoming scapegoats, many are hoping for a better payout. Bob Moon reports.

A different loan for Lebanese couples

May 25, 2009
Newlywed couples in Lebanon are up against big pressure to start a family. With an 18.7 percent national infertility rate, that can be a problem. But one bank is offering fertility loans as a solution. Ben Gilbert reports.

Can we keep gas prices down?

May 25, 2009
The U.S. has been vocal about oil lately with the prices recently rising. Steve Chiotakis talks to Carola Hoyos, chief financial correspondent for The Financial Times, about the effort to keep gas prices low so an economic recovery can take hold.

U.S. debt losing its purchasing appeal

May 25, 2009
This week, the federal government is set to borrow $162 billion in bonds with an auction. But recently, the global appetite for U.S. debt has been on the decline, and low interest rates are no longer a working lure. Steve Henn reports

Resolution on its way to Opel

May 25, 2009
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today there will be resolution with Opel in the coming days. Steve Chiotakis talks to Nelson Schwartz of The New York Times about the potential fate of GM's European unit.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC