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Jun 11, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Lewis testifies on Merrill Lynch deal

Jun 11, 2009
B of A head Kenneth Lewis testified before a congressional panel today on the bank's deal with Merrill Lynch. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about whether he insinuated that he was pressured by the government.

Is the recession really getting weaker?

Jun 11, 2009
The Fed's Beige Book findings out yesterday suggested the recession was loosening. Are we closer to recovery now? Steve Chiotakis explores whether the job market is stabilizing with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

Why NASCAR needs Danica Patrick

Jun 11, 2009
Danica Patrick is reportedly negotiating a switch of her driving allegiance to NASCAR. And with declining ratings and attendance, NASCAR could use a little of Patrick's star power. Joel Rose reports.

Foreclosures based on joblessness

Jun 11, 2009
Foreclosure filings dropped from April to May, but rates are rising in states like Idaho, Oregon and Utah. Most of the new foreclosures seemed to be based around unemployment. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Nuclear costs too big for small utilities

Jun 11, 2009
Are you in the market for a nuclear reactor? If so, you'll need about $10 billion to get started. Besides the environmental concerns, the cost of nuclear energy is also a problem. Sam Eaton looks into why it's so expensive.

Privatized meters don't make sense

Jun 11, 2009
Many in Chicago criticize Mayor Richard Daley's deal to privatize the parking meters, a move that's made parking an expensive burden. Adriene Hill explores whether privatizing public services has any noticeable financial benefits.

Chocolate bunny hops into court

Jun 11, 2009
The European Court of Justice delivered a verdict on a trademark case involving a rabbit-shaped chocolate. Bill Radke talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard, who explains why the court may have fudged the issue.

What we learn from Treasury auctions

Jun 11, 2009
What can the latest Treasury note auctions tell us about interest rates? Steve Chiotakis asks Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC