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Sep 18, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for September 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for September 18, 2008

Segments From this episode

The big question: Is my money safe?

Sep 18, 2008
Now comes word that even a money market fund is losing money for investors. Scott Jagow turns to economics correspondent Chris Farrell to find out what he's telling people to make them feel better.

Barclays gets a Wall Street foothold

Sep 18, 2008
Barclays is already on Wall Street with its small bank Barclays Capital, but chief executive John Varley said he wanted more. Buying key Lehman assets would do the trick. Amy Scott reports.

Home Depot's cutting prices

Sep 18, 2008
Home Depot says it will lower prices dramatically, in some cases cutting them in half. But is that a good thing to do in this economic climate? Rico Gagliano puts the question to a retail analyst.

Lloyds to buy mortgage lender HBOS

Sep 18, 2008
Lloyds TSB has announced that it will pay $22.2 billion for troubled lender HBOS, a deal that makes Lloyds the UK's largest bank. British authorities apparently approve. Megan Williams reports.

Portland business owners anxious too

Sep 18, 2008
Wall Street is in the headlines, but the financial crisis affects businesses everywhere. Mitchell Hartman took a walk around Portland, Ore., to find out how business owners there are faring.

Markets up after central banks action

Sep 18, 2008
The action by the central banks is the latest effort to solve the crisis in the world financial markets. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks with a reporter with the Financial Times about how effective this will be.

A look at the action by central banks

Sep 18, 2008
With the financial crisis still worsening, central banks around the world plan to pump money into the global markets to provide liquidity. Stacey Vanek-Smith gets an assessment from an economist at Barclay's Capital.

Is Morgan Stanley on the market now?

Sep 18, 2008
Amid all the other things happening on Wall Street, now there's word that Morgan Stanley might be on the market. The investment bank's stock saw its worst day in 15 years yesterday. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Central banks step in to calm markets

Sep 18, 2008
European banks, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of Canada plan to pump billions of dollars into global markets to avoid panic over the crises on Wall Street. Megan Williams has the story.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC