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May 21, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 21, 2009

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GMAC next in line for Treasury bailout

May 21, 2009
GMAC already received $5 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program program back in December. Now, reports out say the Treasury Department is set to loan GMAC over $7 billion more. Janet Babin reports.

Wall St. ponders wave of regulation

May 21, 2009
The White House is expected to roll out a number of proposals for new regulations on the way Wall Street operates, and that's got the industry on edge. Amy Scott looks at why market professionals are concerned.

Businesses heat up over climate bill

May 21, 2009
The House is poised to approve the first ever climate bill, and that achievement hasn't come without some heated political debate. But Sam Eaton reports some of the fiercest battles are between businesses and their lobbying trade groups.

Let the infrastructure projects begin

May 21, 2009
Three months after President Obama signed the stimulus bill, some of his proposed projects are underway. Tamara Keith visits a work site in Silver Spring, Md., where workers are paving a highly traveled, highly potholed road.

WTC hits snag with financing dispute

May 21, 2009
The developer of the new World Trade Center wants more money from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. But the site owner worries there won't be enough demand for that office space. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Why bad Chinese drywall isn't banned

May 21, 2009
A Senate hearing today focuses on substandard drywall imported from China. Homeowners in the Southeast say it corrodes wires and makes people sick. But a ban Chinese drywall would be tricky for senators to pull off. Scott Tong reports.

U.S. labor, E.U. clash on aviation bill

May 21, 2009
The E.U. opposes a major aviation bill on foreign aircraft repair stations in Congress, claiming it's a move to save American jobs. But U.S. labor unions backing the bill argue many foreign countries are not as rigorous on safety. Stephen…

A look at the morning markets

May 21, 2009
Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia.

What about those 'green shoots?'

May 21, 2009
Bill Radke talks with online host Scott Jagow about what he's blogging about: green shoots, and the government's positive spin on things.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC