Apr 21, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Report: TARP favors private investors

Apr 21, 2009
A report says the Treasury needs to do a better job of tracking how banks are using bailout money. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will face that and other criticism before Congress this morning. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Tech sector could see summer rebound

Apr 21, 2009
Some major tech companies release earnings reports this week, and analysts say it wouldn't take a huge miss for one big name to take down the whole sector. Jennifer Collins reports where there could be signs of a rebound.

Selling the disease before the cure

Apr 21, 2009
One in six people are said to suffer from overactive bladder, but some critics say the media exaggerates the problem. Kerry Grens looks into how some diseases may be perpetuated by pharmaceutical marketing to sell more drugs.

How Zuma could affect South Africa

Apr 21, 2009
South Africa's ruling African National Congress is expected to win tomorrow's election, and some investors worry about the new administration's economic plans. Steve Chiotakis explores the potential new platform with Gretchen Wilson in Johannesburg.

Banned film attracts Lebanese viewers

Apr 21, 2009
The Israeli animated film "Waltz with Bashir" about the 1982 invasion of Lebanon is banned in the country, but pirated DVDs can still be found. And screenings of the film have attracted business. Ben Gilbert reports.

Positive news for German economy

Apr 21, 2009
A study finds investor confidence is positive in Germany, thanks to stimulus efforts low inflation helping consumer spending. But the average German might need more to persuade them things are turning around. Christopher Werth reports.

A swifter pass for health care reform

Apr 21, 2009
Lawmakers are meeting this week on health care reform, and Democrats are hoping they can pass legislation with 51 votes in the Senate. Steve Henn explains why a budget reconciliation would allow that to be possible.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC