Aug 20, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 20, 2009

Segments From this episode

New credit protections for consumers

Aug 20, 2009
New protections will go into effect under the Credit Card Accountability Act. Mitchell Hartman reports it's the first installment in an overhaul of credit card rules.

Cash for Clunkers heads towards exit

Aug 20, 2009
The Obama administration says it will release plans shortly for the Cash for Clunkers program to wind down. Alisa Roth reports.

New GI Bill aid may be late for school

Aug 20, 2009
The post-9/11 GI Bill provides military veterans with tuition assistance, and other expenses. But that money may not come in time for the start of the school year. Rico Gagliano reports.

Where Japan's top political camps stand

Aug 20, 2009
Big changes could be ahead for Japan as the country's ruling party may have to say sayonara. Scott Tong reports on what each of its top political parties are promising.

These pickpockets are good in Britain

Aug 20, 2009
A British telecom company is employing former pickpockets for an usual promotional campaign. Stephen Beard reports.

Health care debate misses the point

Aug 20, 2009
Los Angeles Times business columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about the health care reform debate, and why he believes it misses the point.

Rebates for energy-efficient appliances

Aug 20, 2009
Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Steve Chiotakis about a new government program that will give rebates to consumers who buy new, more energy-efficient appliances.

A look at jobless claims, deficit

Aug 20, 2009
Doug Foreman, director of equities at Highmark Capital, talks with Steve Chiotakis about why the latest jobless numbers are disappointing but not disastrous, and how our massive federal deficit affects the economy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC