Mar 20, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 20, 2008

Segments From this episode

Are mid-sized banks safe from crisis?

Mar 20, 2008
After the trouble with Bear Stearns, there's concern about mid-sized banks like Washington Mutual that are heavily exposed to mortgages. But Dan Grech the Federal Reserve's aggressive moves are calming nerves.

Gas prices are no win for Winnebago

Mar 20, 2008
With 96-gallon tanks to fill, some Winnebago owners are driving a lot less lately. But Alisa Roth reports despite the various Winnie costs and RV sales beginning to slump in 2006, there's still hope for the industry.

The many perspectives on the Fed

Mar 20, 2008
There are several ways to look at the Fed's recent actions, either as a positive meltdown prevention or free-market interference. Scott Jagow talks to Chris Farrell, who says we're eventually going to reregulate the industry.

Manipulation suspected of HBOS rumors

Mar 20, 2008
Rumors that U.K. mortgage company HBOS was out of money nearly toppled the bank, but the rumors turned out to be false. Stephen Beard reports stock manipulation is suspected, but the perpetrators will be tough to catch.

Watchlist flashes lenders yellow flags

Mar 20, 2008
The Treasury Department released complaints from Americans shut out of financial deals because their names are similar to ones on a terrorism watchlist. Rachel Dornhelm reports how lenders can resolve the problem.

Eco-marketing in the great outdoors

Mar 20, 2008
To stay ahead in a $60 billion industry, eco-conscious companies are employing marketing tactics everywhere from parks to ski resorts. But Sam Eaton reports some warn the move risks crossing a line.

A big stink over cow paddies

Mar 20, 2008
The EPA is considering changing the law that requires farmers to track the emissions of animal waste. But environmentalists say reporting these gases is necessary to keep them accountable. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Borders may be on its final chapter

Mar 20, 2008
Competition from online retailers like Amazon have hurt Borders profits enough for the book chain to consider going up for sale. Janet Babin reports a hedge fund supporting the store might end up buying it later.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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