Feb 25, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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Tilting homeowner rules seems unfair

Feb 25, 2009
CNBC's Rick Santelli hit a nerve with some homeowners when he went off on subsidizing the neighbors' mortgage. Commentator Will Wilkinson explains why even a small flame of populist resentment shouldn't be ignored.

Investors want answers on Steve Jobs

Feb 25, 2009
Today is Apple's annual shareholder meeting, and the company's stock is down 50 percent from nine months ago. Investors want to know how the illness of CEO Steve Jobs factors in on the equation. Rico Gagliano reports.

Wall Street nervous about Obama plan

Feb 25, 2009
President Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress last night that his plan is to help people, not banks. But Wall Street traders are getting nervous about overspending. Dan Grech reports.

A Locke on the Commerce Secretary job

Feb 25, 2009
President Obama's third choice for Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has a lot on his side for the job, including his Chinese ethnicity, which could help promote business ties in China. Scott Tong reports.

Woods can keep golf ratings on course

Feb 25, 2009
Tiger Woods rejoins the PGA tour today after an eight-month absence to recover from knee surgery. Ratings dropped after Woods left, and many hope his return will bring excitement back to the game. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Who can you trust to help repair credit?

Feb 25, 2009
Credit card assistant programs are popular as consumer debt levels near one trillion dollars. Steve Chiotakis talks to LA Times columnist David Lazarus about why he's skeptical about some of these firms.

Retiring with funds of false security?

Feb 25, 2009
The Senate's Special Committee on Aging meets today to discuss new rules for retirement-savings funds. Target-date funds in particular are coming under increased scrutiny for more regulation. Ronni Radbill explores why.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC