Oct 14, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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A boost for remedial-education program

Oct 14, 2009
A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will expand a model program in Washington State that promotes remedial education to help students get community college degrees. Mitchell Hartman reports.

AIG in hot water over bonuses, again

Oct 14, 2009
A report from the Special Inspector General overseeing the bailout at AIG says execs at the troubled insurance giant are clashing with government officials over bonuses. Reporter Steve Henn discusses the details with Steve Chiotakis.

U.S. tax evaders face a tough choice

Oct 14, 2009
The deadline is looming for Americans with offshore bank accounts to come clean to the IRS. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Another lead poisoning case in China

Oct 14, 2009
Asia correspondent Scott Tong talks with Steve Chiotakis about why lead is in so much demand, and why China's government has trouble controlling its production.

Gov't may be chief student-loan source

Oct 14, 2009
L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus talks with Bill Radke about legislation in Congress that would push out private lenders from the student-aid business and make the Education Department the dominant source of student loans.

Market for premium burgers is growing

Oct 14, 2009
Fast-food restaurant Wendy's is trying to regain its foothold in the hamburger department by introducing a new specialty burger. Joel Rose reports it's the latest salvo in the burger wars.

Pepsi's iPhone app for Amp falls flat

Oct 14, 2009
Pepsi's new iPhone application promotes its energy drink Amp. It's designed to "help" guys on the prowl, but it's not helping the company's reputation. Jennifer Collins reports.

'Retail numbers are like an artichoke'

Oct 14, 2009
Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at S&P Equity Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about how to read the latest retail numbers, and whether we are finally turning a corner in this economy.

Retaining jobs is key for GM-Magna deal

Oct 14, 2009
General Motors could complete a deal to sell off its European divisions to Magna this week. Christopher Werth reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC