Sep 2, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Milwaukee has holes to fill downtown

Sep 2, 2009
Midwest cities have been hard hit by the downturn of the commercial real estate market -- especially Milwaukee, where one-fifth of the offices downtown are empty. Erin Toner explores what is now a renter's market.

Athens is latest financial attack target

Sep 2, 2009
A car bomb went off in a van parked outside the Athens stock exchange before trading was set to open today. European correspondent Stephen Beard tells Steve Chiotakis this is just the latest in a string of attacks on financial…

Bailout bank CEO salaries very healthy

Sep 2, 2009
Banks that pay off their bailout debt aren't bound by government-imposed salary caps. And one new study shows top officers of some bailed-out banks are being paid pretty well. John Dimsdale reports.

MBA wants Fannie, Freddie to go small

Sep 2, 2009
The Mortgage Bankers Association is calling on Congress to break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into several smaller, privately held companies. Sam Eaton explores the heated debate over the future of the lenders.

Is China's recovery for real?

Sep 2, 2009
Chinese stocks have been wildly volatile as investors ask whether China's economy is really recovering. Scott Tong explores the question from different angles and highlights some positive data.

BP weighs profits of deep sea oil

Sep 2, 2009
BP announced a giant discovery deep in the Gulf of Mexico. But determining the value of the oil will be tricky because it lies under more than 4,000 feet of water and another 35,000 feet under the ocean floor. Sam…

Keep your home out of the line of fire

Sep 2, 2009
The LA forest fires may be more under control, but they're still a real danger to homeowners. Bill Radke talks to LA Times business columnist David Lazarus about the importance of preparing your home for a natural disaster.

A quick way for UBS clients to fess up

Sep 2, 2009
Swiss bank UBS agreed to a legal settlement to reveal the identities of about 4,500 clients. And a new link on the bank's Web site allows American clients to voluntarily share their secret account information with the IRS. Mitchell Hartman…

Smaller job cuts still disappointing

Sep 2, 2009
Employment service company ADP reported today that private employers cut 298,000 jobs last month. But even though that's a smaller drop than normal, but analysts were expecting better. Steve Chiotakis talks to Richard DeKaser of Woodley Park Research.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC