Segments From this episode
The Federal Reserve says it will buy U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities to inject $1 trillion into the economy. Homeowners looking to refinance mortgages could benefit. But there are potential downsides. Janet Babin reports.
While March Madness has been losing TV viewers, it's still a prime place to pitch to a young, well-educated male demographic. Online game viewers are an especially good net. Caitlan Carroll reports.
As the U.S. continues balancing out from thousands of layoffs, some U.S. lawmakers are demanding that H-1B visa holders be the first thing to go. Raymond Thibodeaux reports why highly-skilled workers from India are a target.
Today is the deadline for big investors to apply TALF, a government program meant to flush credit markets with cash. Bob Moon explains how the program can act as a financial plumber to a system clogged with old loans.
Blockbuster releases fourth-quarter earnings today, and shareholders are distracted by the company's $850 million in bond and loan debt. But Blockbuster could still keep from going bankrupt. Amanda Aronczyk reports.
European Union leaders are meeting today at a summit in Brussels. They're expected to increase the E.U.'s emergency fund for its members in central and Eastern Europe, the areas worst hit by the economic crisis. Christopher Werth reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 19, 2009