Segments From this episode
One item in Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's 200-page plan to overhaul financial regulation is a call to change the way the insurance industry is regulated. Economics editor Chris Farrell talks to Scott Jagow.
With airline safety issues increasingly in the news, Congress holds a hearing today on the issue. Jeff Tyler looks into whether outsourcing maintenance to foreign repair shops are at fault.
The health insurance company Wellpoint has announced a new strategy for discouraging medical errors. It says it will no longer reimburse hospitals for botched operations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Wall Street's been slaughtered by layoffs. About 35,000 finance workers have lost their jobs, according to the latest count. But one segment of high finance is still hiring: hedge funds. Jill Barshay reports.
Lately trust between banks has broken down. Consumers have been losing faith, as well. Marketplace's Amy Scott reports on how banks are trying to win back the hearts and minds of both.
The Senate today is expected to put the finishing touches on a bi-partisan compromise aimed at helping homeowners facing foreclosure. From Washington, Jeremy Hobson gives us the outlines of the plan.
Marketplace morning report for Thursday, April 4, 2008