Segments From this episode
Encouraging statistics suggest efforts by lenders to modify troubled mortgages may be slowing the spread of foreclosures. But the number of foreclosures is still near July's record high. John Dimsdale reports.
Ray Artigue helped bring the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team to Arizona from Canada, but now says early criticism that the sport wouldn't thrive there may have turned out to be justified. The bankrupt team is up for auction. Peter O'Dowd reports.
At a banking conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein spoke out against excessive banker pay, calling for guaranteed bonuses to be banned. Is this justified coming from him? Stephen Beard reports.
This morning, Congress re-opens its investigation into how government investigators missed Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi Scheme, starting with a 500-page report from the SEC. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.
General Motors says the deal to sell its European unit Opel still needs more financing guarantees from the German government, but it's confident those will come through. Bill Radke has the latest.
The government said first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, and the number of people continuing to receive benefits fell as well. Steve Chiotakis talks to Doug Foreman with Highmark Capital.
A House Committee is looking into the Google Books settlement today. Google has already scanned millions of titles but objections to the deal could throw a wrench into the online library. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 10, 2009