Sep 23, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Segments From this episode

B of A, Chase modify overdraft fees

Sep 23, 2009
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase announced late yesterday they would cap the size and frequency of penalties they impose on overdrafts. Will other banks follow suit? Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's John Dimsdale.

Why food producers are doing well

Sep 23, 2009
ConAgra and General Mills report earnings this week, and things seem to be looking up. Why? The short answer: it costs less to buy what it takes for companies to make the food. Jeremy Hobson reports.

New TV season bets on the funny

Sep 23, 2009
TV networks are putting out several new comedies at the start of the new season. The return to lighter fare is a change-up from the focus on the hour-long drama, which has been popular the last few years. Stacey-Vanek Smith…
TV remote
iStockPhoto

House debates merging regulators

Sep 23, 2009
Today, the House begins two weeks of hearings on banking reform. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will defend a plan to merge two of the four federal regulators. But the move is drawing its fair share of debate. John Dimsdale reports.

Barclays will make BlackRock a leader

Sep 23, 2009
U.S. fund manager BlackRock was given the OK to buy a chunk of assets from major British bank Barclays. The new firm will have $2.8 trillion worth of funds under its belt, making it the world's biggest money manager. Stephen…

Workers transform after loss of steel

Sep 23, 2009
When Pittsburgh's steel industry began to fall apart, steel workers needed to find a new way to survive. Marketplace's Rico Gagliano spoke with former steel workers to see if they had any advice for autoworkers in Detroit.

E.U. overhaul works to avert crises

Sep 23, 2009
Today the E.U. unveiled a plan to overhaul the way banks and financial markets are overseen. Officials hope to present the plan to the G20 in Pittsburgh as a blueprint for averting financial crises. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen…

PG&E protests CO2 business lobby

Sep 23, 2009
Pacific Gas and Electric has withdrawn from the Chamber of Commerce to protest its environmental policies. The major utility company is the latest in a number of companies criticizing business lobby groups. John Dimsdale reports.

What will Fed say about interest rates?

Sep 23, 2009
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting this afternoon and will make an announcement on interest rates and the health of the economy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Richard DeKaser of Woodley Park Research.

Obama advocates for change at U.N.

Sep 23, 2009
Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, President Obama proclaimed a new spirit of cooperation in tackling global problems. Steve Chiotakis dissects his speech with Marketplace's John Dimsdale.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC