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May 28, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 28, 2009

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Visteon bankruptcy wasn't unexpected

May 28, 2009
Auto parts maker Visteon has $4.5 billion assets, but is $5.3 billion in debt. Ford will back Visteon through its bankruptcy filing. Tamara Keith talks to Steve Chiotakis about what the company will see in the coming months.

Investors yield to inflation concerns

May 28, 2009
The Treasury Department is looking to sell $26 billion in government bonds today. It's the third Treasury auction this week. Jeremy Hobson reports inflation and the federal deficit are big concerns amidst investors.

Bottom, bottom, where is the bottom?

May 28, 2009
We have many economic barometers to help us figure out what's going on with the economy, but data points in different directions. Steve Chiotakis puts it all into perspective with economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

Where recession can hurt clean energy

May 28, 2009
Global electricity use is expected to fall this year for the first time since World War II. The plus side: less energy means less CO2 in the atmosphere. But Sam Eaton reports why the recession may pave the way for…

Public plans pressure private pricing

May 28, 2009
In the push for health care reform, the details for how a public plan would work are still a bit hazy. But one line of reasoning says the government could save billions by undercutting prices. Steve Henn reports.

Opel talks start off with tension

May 28, 2009
Before the talks began, GM revealed it needed an extra $400 million in cash to keep Opel going, which outraged German officials. Bill Radke asks European correspondent Stephen Beard why and what this boils down to for the companies involved.

Weighing the risk of investing in states

May 28, 2009
There are fears the state of California could default on its debts. But would investors from other places be interested in the debt, given all the risk? Sarah Gardner says yes, and explains why.

Why bondholders took GM's new offer

May 28, 2009
Doug Foreman, director of equities at Highmark Capital, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how GM's new bondholder offer might change the game and why bondholders took the automaker's offer.

A look at GM's new bondholder offer

May 28, 2009
Plunkett Cooney bankruptcy attorney Doug Bernstein talks with Bill Radke about the new offer GM made to its bondholders.

Why GM gave bondholders better deal

May 28, 2009
Analyst and management professor Peter Cohan talks with Bill Radke about why GM offered its bondholders a new deal and if a quick bankruptcy will help more people keep their jobs.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC