Apr 24, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, April 24, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, April 24, 2009

Segments From this episode

Chrysler races to avert bankruptcy

Apr 24, 2009
Chrysler has six days to reach a deal to stay out of bankruptcy. A new offer from the struggling automaker's lenders could save it. Reporter Jeremy Hobson explains Chrysler's options with Kai Ryssdal.

Is a slower slowdown a good sign?

Apr 24, 2009
All sorts of economic indicators are down, but they aren't as bad as many experts expected. So if things are getting worse more slowly, is the economy improving? Tamara Keith reports.

Small biz owners cutting their own pay

Apr 24, 2009
A recent national survey says 30% of small business owners have stopped paying themselves a salary. John Dimsdale reports.

Weekly Wrap: Banks and bright spots

Apr 24, 2009
Kai Ryssdal speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Moore and T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks about the banks' stress test results and bright spots that can be seen in our economy.

Help! Billions needed for pension plans

Apr 24, 2009
Businesses and local governments are having to come up with billions of dollars in new and unanticipated pension fund contributions at the worst possible time. Steve Henn reports.

Meals on Wheels needs more than faith

Apr 24, 2009
The need for charities and programs that provide food and shelter is growing, but donations are down. Kai Ryssdal reports on a privately-funded Meals on Wheels program in Los Angeles that's hungry for help.

Small talk: Jets, Dodd, AbitibiBowater

Apr 24, 2009
Markeplace staffers Amy Scott, Steve Henn and Stacey Vanek-Smith talk with Rick Gagliano and Brendan Newnam about their favorite under-the-radar business stories this week: bargain private jets, Sen. Dodd's fundraising, and AbitibiBowater's bankruptcy.

Music from the episode

Spinning Wheel Wade Marcus