Mar 19, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Fed's $1 trillion injection has its risks

Mar 19, 2009
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.

March Madness means mad marketing

Mar 19, 2009
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.

Balancing CEO risks and rewards

Mar 19, 2009
Executive bonuses are under strong scrutiny for the unfair ratio between risk and reward. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Steve Chiotakis why we don't get angry when risk-taking entrepreneurs get paid.

Markets respond to bold Fed move

Mar 19, 2009
Global markets are absorbing the Federal Reserve's move to unleash another wave of cash into the economy. Renita Jablonski talks to Edward Hadas of the financial Web site Breaking Views about why this move is considered aggressive.

Stimulus may hurt Indian H-1B holders

Mar 19, 2009
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.

Your credit market needs plumbing

Mar 19, 2009
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 weighs refinancing woes

Mar 19, 2009
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.

E.U. could increase its emergency fund

Mar 19, 2009
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC