Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Mar 11, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Obama taking advantage of the crisis

Mar 11, 2009
From education to health care reform, President Obama has used the crisis to his advantage and tackled several issues right away. But Commentator Will Wilkinson says by taking advantage of the crisis, it's deepening from neglect.

The case for Wall Street's 'short people'

Mar 11, 2009
Some Democratic leaders in Congress want to bring back the uptick rule, which limits the practice of short selling on Wall Street. Bob Moon explores the origins of the rule and why some don't like "short people."

Weighing the fat in current spending

Mar 11, 2009
The Senate approved a government spending bill yesterday with a $410 billion budget. But Republicans and some Democrats complain the bill is overflowing with funding for special projects. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Venturing deeper into practical robotics

Mar 11, 2009
A robotics conference in San Diego today is attracting a record number of researchers interested in how to make machines work better. Caitlan Carroll explores the wide range of applications being considered for the industry.

Bank of England tests 'nuclear option'

Mar 11, 2009
The Bank of England will be generating more than $100 billion to buy long-term government bonds from commercial banks in hopes to get them lending. This "nuclear option" has never been tried in the U.K. or U.S. before. Stephen Beard reports.

Wind carries jobs for Lakota Sioux

Mar 11, 2009
For 21-year-old single mother and Lakota Sioux Ashley Elk Nation, a South Dakota wind farm provides resources to help her prosper. Laurie Stern has the second installment of this story from a state tribal reservation.

Loss of auction interest hurts eBay

Mar 11, 2009
Stock in eBay is slipping as consumers trend towards hard price tags over the chance of an auction. So analysts anticipate eBay to start nurturing PayPal, its other business. Amanda Aronczyk reports.

Dealing with fallout? Start with the hair

Mar 11, 2009
A recent open house at a popular LA hair transplant clinic was packed with men. But LA Times business columnist David Lazarus told Bill Radke the rise in demand is less for vanity and more to maintain a competitive edge in the job market.

Midwest casinos having the luck

Mar 11, 2009
Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City have seen their profits slide for months, but February profits are up at Detroit casinos and at most casinos in Missouri. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC