Jun 16, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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One-third of U.S. factories sitting idle

Jun 16, 2009
A survey of economists projected that U.S. factory production was at 68 percent of capacity last month. That means roughly a third of all U.S. plants were sitting idle in May. Steve Henn looks for the bright side.

Ethanol business all but popping

Jun 16, 2009
Everything from company bankruptcies to the price of corn has been making it a rough year for the ethanol industry, and experts expect the shakeout to continue. Sarah Gardner explores what the big players are doing to survive.

Workers try to make most of furlough

Jun 16, 2009
The recession has made many companies force unpaid days off on their employees, also known as a furlough. Some companies are offering specials to forced furlough workers, but many just aren't in the mood. Sam Eaton reports.

Should we worry about inflation now?

Jun 16, 2009
Economists agree we're still in a recession, but with the federal government borrowing and spending billions of dollars, some say it's not too early to worry about inflation. Joel Rose reports why some experts are concerned.

BRIC group challenges U.S. dominance

Jun 16, 2009
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, and China are holding their first BRIC group summit today. The countries' leaders are united in a common goal of playing a bigger part in global bodies. Stephen Beard reports.

Exploring what really broke B of A

Jun 16, 2009
A new Frontline documentary airing tonight tells the tale of Bank of America's rise to its ill-fated takeover of Merrill Lynch. Bill Radke gets the bigger picture from producer Mike Kirk of "Breaking the Bank."

Market weathers industrial output drop

Jun 16, 2009
How are the markets responding to the Federal Reserve's negative industrial production report? Steve Chiotakis talks to Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist at S&P Equity Research, and Marketplace's Steve Henn.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC