Nov 16, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 16, 2009

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GM losses not as bad as expected

Nov 16, 2009
General Motors reported a $1.2 billion loss from the time it emerged from bankruptcy in July to September, and that's considered a good sign. Alisa Roth gives Steve Chiotakis more details.

The Fed has a message if you dig a little

Nov 16, 2009
Fed watchers aren't expecting any major advancements today when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks in New York -- though some economists do believe something is always being said if you can decode the delivery. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Chewing on the year's business turkeys

Nov 16, 2009
What were some of the most notable business failures of 2009? Steve Chiotakis reviews this year's foul business dealings -- including the "Cash for Clunkers" program -- with Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Labor groups call for banking reforms

Nov 16, 2009
Labor union activists are rallying in Washington, D.C. calling for Congress to enact tougher reforms on Wall Street, including limits on bank sizes and oversight of risky investments. Mitchell Hartman reports.

China: Currency boost would be 'unfair'

Nov 16, 2009
The White House and the International Monetary Fund have both called China's currency undervalued, but China argues that a stronger currency would hurt Chinese exporters by making Chinese goods more expensive in U.S. stores. Scott Tong reports.

Unhealthy report for Zetia and Vytorin

Nov 16, 2009
A new study is raising more questions about Merck's cholesterol drugs. Prescription rates for Zetia and Vytorin, the drugs in the unfavorable report, have fallen 20 percent in two years. Jennifer Collins reports.

Experts worry about another food crisis

Nov 16, 2009
The economic crisis helped knocked down food prices last year from record highs. But many agricultural experts warn another food crisis could be on its way as the global economy recovers. Christopher Werth reports.

What retail numbers mean for economy

Nov 16, 2009
Retail sales numbers were better than expected for October, thanks mostly to auto sales. Steve Chiotakis takes a closer look with Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Equity Research.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC