Segments From this episode
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Sept. 10, 2008