Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Jun 17, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Obama's financial fix moving forward

Jun 17, 2009
President Obama outlines his plans for fixing the financial system with a set of financial and banking regulations. Steve Chiotakis reviews the larger points of Obama's plan with Marketplace's Steve Henn.

Lakers parade won't be on L.A.'s tab

Jun 17, 2009
Angelenos were thrilled the Lakers took home the NBA title, but weren't so ecstatic to hear the city wanted to foot the bill. So the city found a group of private investors to pay for it. Rico Gagliano reports.

Deep South's farm-worker jobs vanish

Jun 17, 2009
Agriculture workers are used to long hours for low pay, but cutbacks and layoffs are making it even harder to get work where jobs were already tough to find. Jeff Tyler talks to farm workers in Tchula, Miss.

EPA rules would cut back mercury

Jun 17, 2009
The EPA is proposing new rules that would drastically cut mercury emissions and other pollutants from cement plants. But some worry the regulations may potentially be too stringent. Sarah Gardner reports.

'Buy Chinese' not working for the E.U.

Jun 17, 2009
China just imposed a "Buy Chinese" policy on its economic stimulus package as demand for its exports remains in decline. But the E.U. is upset with the move, saying it sends the wrong signal. Stephen Beard reports.

Low-income lenders can't meet demand

Jun 17, 2009
CDFIs are like banks that do risky lending to low-income people that other banks won't, and their services are needed now more than ever. The institutions will be getting help from the stimulus soon, but can't lend to everyone. Tamara Keith reports.

What's behind the inflation fears?

Jun 17, 2009
Some prices are rising, but what's really driving inflation fears? Steve Chiotakis talks to Bill Stone, Chief Investment Strategist at PNC Wealth Management, and also gets word about Obama's financial plan from Marketplace's Steve Henn.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC