Jun 25, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Bernanke claims no pressure in merger

Jun 25, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is answering tough questions in Congress on his role in the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch merger. Bill Radke gets the latest from Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson.

How are homebuilders still in business?

Jun 25, 2009
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.

How we know we're reaching bottom

Jun 25, 2009
It's hard to tell where the bottom is when indicators are pointing in different directions. Steve Chiotakis asks economics correspondent Steve Farrell why he's able to look at the data and tell we're getting there.

Germans still support Angela Merkel

Jun 25, 2009
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.

Activists see benefits in citizenship

Jun 25, 2009
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.

Antigua still reeling from Stanford case

Jun 25, 2009
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.

Jobless claims in the bigger picture

Jun 25, 2009
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC