Kai Ryssdal talks to Heidi Moore from the Big Money
and Sudeep Reddy from the Wall Street Journal about the newly signed financial reform bill, Ben Bernanke was on the Hill, the TARP czar gave us his two-cents, and some executives received big fat bonuses.
The ads often have distracting animations and the promise of an education program from the Obama administration specifically for single moms. Untrue, but the ads aren't necessarily the faults of the schools that they advertise for, but the "lead generators" that they employ to advertise for them.
The Treasury is selling Citigroup shares, as the company's way of owing its TARP money, and hired Morgan Stanley to manage the shares for them -- and to help the brokerage out. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Kai Ryssdal talks to photographer Brian Frank about his travels along the Colorado River, where he photographed the impact of overpopulation, pollution, damming, global warming and apathy on the river and the communities that relied on it.
Pay czar Kenneth Feinberg rebuked Wall Street firms for paying out generous bonuses, even as the firms faced insolvency. Wall Streeters probably aren't hanging their heads in shame, but federal regulators may take his words into account when drafting laws on executive compensation.
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