Mar 31, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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What the G-20 will get done

Mar 31, 2009
As world leaders prepare for the G-20 summit, it's become clear that stimulus package increases won't be on the table. European correspondent Stephen Beard tells Steve Chiotakis what likely will be accomplished at the meet.

Hummer sales are a bummer

Mar 31, 2009
Hummer has been tanking since the start of the year. Is there any way to save the failing auto company? Rico Gagliano reports what offers GM has on the table from other companies and what strategy might work best for…

Community colleges do it cheaper

Mar 31, 2009
As the cost of college tuition continues to climb, students and their families are beginning to explore more affordable options for education. Emily Hanford reports how community colleges are stealing the thunder of larger institutions.

Twittering your business away

Mar 31, 2009
Twitter has made a quick name for itself in the business world as a handy tool for entrepreneurs. Mitchell Hartman explores the unique ways different businesses use the tool -- and tries his own hand at tweeting.

Senate takes on consumer credit

Mar 31, 2009
The Senate Banking Committee will consider a set of consumer credit protections today that might be unpopular with lenders. John Dimsdale reports why consumer groups think some current card practices are unfair.

Where Skype and mobile will connect

Mar 31, 2009
It might seem like Skype will get the edge on AT&T with its new application for iPhone, but the app will only work where there's an Internet connection. Jeremy Hobson explains the technicalities involved.

Lennar spins on buy low, sell high

Mar 31, 2009
Homebuilder Lennar reported a widened loss in earnings last night, but sales were a little higher than what analysts expected. Jennifer Collins reports ways the company could show signs of improvement.

More economic indicators ahead

Mar 31, 2009
Wall Street may have forgotten about Detroit, but there are plenty of other things going on. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson talks to Steve Chiotakis about the big economic indicators coming out this week, including March unemployment numbers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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