Oct 6, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Segments From this episode

White House seeks to stimulate jobs

Oct 6, 2009
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Steve Chiotakis about the Obama administration's plans to promote job creation.

Oil trading may be done without dollar

Oct 6, 2009
The Independent's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk talks with Bill Radke about reports that Arab countries are in talks to no longer trade oil in U.S. dollars.

Markets react to no dollar in oil trading

Oct 6, 2009
The dollar fell on foreign exchange markets in reaction to reports that there have been secret talks to dump the greenback as the main currency for trading oil. Stephen Beard reports.

Leafy greens that might make you sick

Oct 6, 2009
A top consumer advocate has released a list of the foods most likely to make you sick. The most dangerous food? Leafy greens. Jennifer Collins reports.

Good news if you want an apartment

Oct 6, 2009
Apartment vacancies are at a 23-year high and rents are dropping. Why? John Dimsdale reports.

Reverse mortgage abuses hurt elderly

Oct 6, 2009
The National Consumer Law Center will release a report on abuses in so-called reverse mortgages. Joel Rose reports more lenders are targeting the home equity of seniors.

Does small biz lending need more help?

Oct 6, 2009
At a hearing on Capitol Hill, lawmakers will assess whether stimulus funds have helped to jump-start bank lending backed by the Small Business Administration. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Biz execs push gov't on climate change

Oct 6, 2009
Business executives are planning to turn up at Capitol Hill to encourage Congress to pass a new law cutting greenhouse gases. Jill Barshay reports.

New ways to improve unemployment

Oct 6, 2009
The Obama administration is looking at ways to create jobs, including tax incentives for businesses that hire and more infrastructure spending. John Dimsdale reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC