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Sep 10, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 10, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 10, 2008

Segments From this episode

Should government help car makers?

Sep 10, 2008
Car makers are looking for government-sponsored loans so they can retool their assembly lines for fuel-efficient cars. Just don't call what they want a bailout. Commentator Will Wilkinson has more.

Foreclosure help scams are on the rise

Sep 10, 2008
Scammers prey on desperate homeowners who have missed mortgage payments, offering to help save the home from foreclosure. Alisa Roth reports on how the fraud works and talks to a homeowner victim.

Alabama county facing bankruptcy

Sep 10, 2008
Jefferson County, Alabama, has already missed several bond payments for a sewer project. No one really wants the county to go down, though. Tanya Ott reports on the situation.

Trouble with that virtual fence

Sep 10, 2008
Problems have plagued the project to install video cameras, sensors, radar and night vision equipment to create a virtual fence that would discourage Mexicans from crossing the border into the U.S. illegally. Steve Henn reports.

OPEC opts to cut production

Sep 10, 2008
The oil cartel meeting in Vienna ended with a surprise decision to lower output now that prices are falling. Not everyone sees the decision as a permanent one. Megan Williams has more.

East Europe attracting U.S. companies

Sep 10, 2008
Azerbaijan, Albania and Belarus are among countries rated high for regulatory reforms that are favorable to American corporations looking to get away from U.S. rules. John Dimsdale reports.

What prompted OPEC's production cut?

Sep 10, 2008
OPEC ministers surprised many oil experts who expected the cartel would keep production levels the same. Host Scott Jagow asks a reporter from the Financial Times why OPEC decided to cut them.

Lehman plans to unload assets

Sep 10, 2008
Fire sale at Lehman Brothers. The struggling bank will spin off its commercial mortgages as part of a plan to keep itself afloat. Lehman has lost nearly $4 billion in the fourth quarter. Janet Babin has more.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC