Segments From this episode
With the way things are going in the housing market, some wonder how homebuilders manage to keep from filing bankruptcy. Bob Moon explores how it's been possible so far for no major U.S. homebuilders to have closed shop.
Germany's economy is struggling, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to have a strong lead for re-election. Bill Radke asks Brett Neely in Berlin how Merkel has managed to keep her constituents happy and supportive.
President Obama will talk immigration today as activists call for citizenship for undocumented workers. Supporters say legalizing the 12 million or so workers could mean billions in economic benefits. Jeff Tyler reports.
Billionaire Allen Stanford's fraud may have dashed Antigua's hopes of becoming a regional banking center. The country acknowledges it may have catered too much to Stanford's wishes to keep him happy. Stephen Beard reports.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits for the first time rose unexpectedly last week and is still climbing. Steve Chiotakis explores the trend with Doug Foreman of Highmark Capital in San Francisco.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 25, 2009