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Aug 13, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 13, 2009

Segments From this episode

Foreclosure problem mounting

Aug 13, 2009
New numbers from RealtyTrac show that 360,000 homeowners were at least 30 days behind on their house payments last month. Tamara Keith reports.

Southwest may fly high with Frontier

Aug 13, 2009
Bankrupt Frontier Airlines is going up for auction, and the low-cost carrier is likely to be bought by Southwest, which may raise eyebrows across the airline industry. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Facebook changes college experience

Aug 13, 2009
Facebook is more than just a way to make virtual friends, it's also changed the business of admissions at one college. Asha Richardson reports.

Bill eases how U.S. sues foreign firms

Aug 13, 2009
During the housing boom, homebuilders used defective drywall in homes in 23 states. Prosecuting its manufacturer in China has been a jurisdictional nightmare, but a bill may change things. Dan Grech reports.

Gov't to vet exec pay at bailed-out firms

Aug 13, 2009
U.S. pay czar Kenneth Feinberg will take a close look at executive compensation at companies that have been bailed out by the government. Alisa Roth reports his decisions may change the rules at those companies, and others.

How Germany, France ended recessions

Aug 13, 2009
Reporter Brett Neely talks with Steve Chiotakis about the 0.3% economic growth Germany and France experienced last quarter, which officially ends their recessions, and how both countries managed to bounce back so quickly.

Will German, French bounceback last?

Aug 13, 2009
Andrew Hilton, director of the Center for the Study of Financial Innovation, talks with Bill Radke about the surprising economic growth in France and Germany, and whether it's an inventory-led bounce or will last over time.

A shortage of sugar? Oh no!

Aug 13, 2009
Big names in the food industry are warning of dire consequences if the U.S. doesn't increase sugar import quotas. Tamara Keith reports.

How French, German economies grew

Aug 13, 2009
How are France and Germany experiencing economic growth? Christopher Werth reports.

Diagnosing our economic health

Aug 13, 2009
Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management, talks with Steve Chiotakis about July's retail sales and what Germany and France are doing that we aren't.

Not all cars qualify for clunker program

Aug 13, 2009
Cash for Clunkers will not take cars made after 1984. L.A. Times reporter Ken Bensinger talks with Bill Radke about how the classic car lobby managed to get that exclusion through Congress.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC