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Sep 17, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 17, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 17, 2008

Segments From this episode

In the aftermath, a loss of trust

Sep 17, 2008
What's up with the free marketeers in the Bush Administration rushing to help out the big firms on Wall Street? Commentator Robert Reich looks back at the last few years to find what started this mess.

Barclays buys prime Lehman assets

Sep 17, 2008
The $1.7 billion deal also saves about 10,000 jobs. Those workers are relieved, but Lehman didn't get the price it wanted. Megan Williams talks to a financial analyst about how this affects the global market.

Why the government is helping AIG

Sep 17, 2008
The federal government let Lehman Brothers die this week, so why is it coming to the aid of AIG? Was the insurance giant really just too big to fail? Scott Jagow puts the question to Jeremy Hobson in New York.

Now banks have to market reassurance

Sep 17, 2008
Clearly, banks have some work to do convincing people their deposits are safe. Under the circumstances, that's a pretty tall order. Rico Gagliano gets some ideas from marketing expert Faith Popcorn

A closer look at the AIG bailout

Sep 17, 2008
The government is lending insurance giant AIG $85 billion in exchange for an 80 percent stake in the company. Is this a good deal for the government? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to economist Mark Zandi.

The future of independent brokers

Sep 17, 2008
A lot of well-known investment houses are gone now -- remember E.F. Hutton? Bob Moon talks with a former Goldman Sachs partner about what it will take for investment banks to survive from now on.

Trickling down to Main Street

Sep 17, 2008
The owners of small businesses have the same concern many of us do -- Is my money safe? But they have the added worry that all of the bad financial news will discourage shopping. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC