Oct 7, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Segments From this episode

A struggle to agree for the Euro 15

Oct 7, 2008
Fifteen European finance ministers met yesterday to discuss the financial crisis and 27 will meet today in Luxembourg. But Stephen Beard reports it's unlikely the group will be able to agree on a resolution.

How AIG began losing billions

Oct 7, 2008
Later today, three former executives from AIG will testify on Capitol Hill about their company's near collapse. Steve Henn tells the story of how AIG incurred billions of dollars in losses -- and where they are now.

Fed could cash in on commercial paper

Oct 7, 2008
The Fed is reportedly considering pumping money into the commercial paper market to further contain the financial crisis. Jeremy Hobson explains how it would work -- and that time may be running out for the idea.

Truckers pull weight on the election

Oct 7, 2008
At $4 a gallon, gas prices are a sting for truckers. So what do they feel the government should do about it? Mitchell Hartman pulled into a truck stop in Portland, Oregon to pick the brain of independent truckers.

On economic concerns, ask a planner

Oct 7, 2008
As part of our series Interested Parties, we're talking to different voters and getting their thoughts about the economy. Today we hear from Rafeeq Jaber, a certified financial planner from Illinois.

Dinner and economics at the table

Oct 7, 2008
The next stop on our Road to Ruin is Lincoln, Nebraska, where Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland Marketplace Money had dinner and a spirited economic discussion with three generations of the Landis-McKibbin family.
From left: Melissa McKibbin and her mom, Melodee Landis
Tess Vigeland

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

Raise a glass to Marketplace!

Just $7/month gets you a limited edition KaiPA pint glass. Plus bragging rights that you support independent journalism.
Donate today to get yours!