Segments From this episode
A Senate committee is holding a hearing on whether Swiss bank UBS's adherence to international bank secrecy is helping wealthy U.S. citizens avoid income tax. Mitchell Hartman reports what Swiss defenders are saying.
The federal government is planning to expand its staff, creating thousands of new jobs within several agencies. Some estimates put the exact number as high as a quarter of a million. Ronni Radbill reports.
A Virginia-based advertising firm is paying $4,000 to companies that hire one of the two dozen workers it just laid off. The incentive has been working. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores how there's money in it for prospective employers.
A study out this morning shows that 1 in 5 U.S. homeowners owe more to their mortgage lenders than their homes are worth. Jennifer Collins crunches numbers on "underwater" mortgages and where most of them are.
General Motor's European division is threatening to cut jobs if one of several countries doesn't step up with a bailout. Layoffs would be centered around Opel, GM's German division. Christopher Werth reports.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown addresses Congress today on the U.S.'s need to work with the international community on the crisis. Financial Times columnist Philip Stephens tells Steve Chiotakis how President Obama could be more involved.
Attendance is up at museums and cinemas in France. Experts attribute the rise in cultural interest to the financial crisis. Anita Elash explores the trend of cultural escapism through a rough economic climate.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 4, 2009