Oct 21, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Segments From this episode

TARP unlikely to bring taxpayer returns

Oct 21, 2009
A report from Neil Barofsky, special inspector general to the $700-billion bank bailout, says the TARP program was a success, but it's unlikely to pay off for taxpayers. Reporter Jeremy Hobson talks the details with Bill Radke.

Insurers may lose anti-trust exemption

Oct 21, 2009
Health-insurance companies are exempt from anti-trust law, which means they can fix prices. But legislation may change that. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Lessons from Ed Asner as he plays FDR

Oct 21, 2009
Actor Ed Asner talks with Bill Radke about his one-man show, "FDR," and what he remembers about Roosevelt, and what the former president could teach us about handling the recession.

Mervyn King seeks to split U.K. banks

Oct 21, 2009
European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about why Mervyn King, head of the Bank of England, is calling for the break up of big banks in the U.K.

Europeans call on reducing euro's value

Oct 21, 2009
The dollar's diminishing value means U.S. consumers buy less from Europeans, so an adviser to French President Nicolas Sarkozy is calling for a stop to the greenback's slide. John Dimsdale reports.

Where climate may hurt U.S. southeast

Oct 21, 2009
A report by international-aid agency Oxfam looks at the Southeastern U.S. and its vulnerability to climate change. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Wall Street won't cooperate with reform

Oct 21, 2009
Hugh Johnson, chief economist from Johnson Illington Advisors, talks with Bill Radke about what corporate profits hit the most impact and what President Obama wants to get out of Wall Street.

Boeing posts big loss on plane charges

Oct 21, 2009
Jessup & Lamont Airline industry analyst Alex Hamilton talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about why Boeing has reported a loss of more than $1.5 billion, and whether the Dreamliner will ever get off the ground.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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