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Oct 9, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 09. 2008


Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 09. 2008

Segments From this episode

Global rate cut encourages investors

Yesterday's coordinated rate cut seems to have calmed the markets overseas. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to European correspondent Stephen Beard about why the weekend IMF meeting could be encouraging.
Bankers in London respond to the coordinated rate cut -- October 08, 2008
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Oil profits still high in third quarter

Oct 9, 2008
Oil may not be seeing the per-barrel prices of last year, but the average prices are still higher than last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what energy analysts are predicting for oil profits as earnings reports come in.

To stay in business, you need the drive

Oct 9, 2008
It may not be the best time to buy a new vehicle, but used car salesman Morton McArthur remains optimistic. New York Bureau Chief Amy Scott caught up with him at his lot outside of Cincinnati, Ohio for our Road to Ruin.

Can Treasury ownership help banks?

Oct 9, 2008
The Treasury Department is considering going further to help the credit markets by taking ownership stakes in many U.S. banks. Marketplace's Bill Radke talks to Jeremy Hobson about why that could be a risky move.

For good banking, just go north

Oct 9, 2008
The World Economic Forum has released a survey rating global banking systems, and Canada has come out on top. Jennifer Collins reports where the U.S. falls on the list -- and the U.K. is close behind.

G-7 finance ministers to meet in D.C.

Oct 9, 2008
Treasury Secretary Paulson will attend the G-7 meeting in Washington, although he says it's unlikely it will produce a global economic plan. Megan Williams has more.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC