Jul 31, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, July 31, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, July 31, 2009

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New legislation may change exec pay

Jul 31, 2009
A bill that passed the House would allow shareholders to vote on pay packages for Wall Street executives, and give regulators new powers to limit rewards for risk taking. Amy Scott reports.

More investing in Cash For Clunkers?

Jul 31, 2009
Cash For Clunkers is so popular the government wants to invest billions more into the program. But not everyone thinks investing in the clunker trade-in is a good move. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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What the GDP numbers tell us

Jul 31, 2009
Gross Domestic Product only declined 1% in the second quarter. That was better than expected, but is the worst over? Bob Moon gets to the bottom of the situation.

European airline perks may fly away

Jul 31, 2009
British Airways has announced a big loss, and many of Europe's other so-called full-service carriers are also reporting lower earnings. Stephen Beard reports this may force Europe's airlines to fly the American way.

Weekly Wrap: Health care and markets

Jul 31, 2009
Freelance business writer Heidi Moore and Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon talk with Kai Ryssdal about the politics of health care reform, and whether the markets should be doing as well as they are.

Why West Virginia has a surplus

Jul 31, 2009
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin talks with Kai Ryssdal about why his state has an unexpected $65 million surplus, and why he wants to use some of that money to give state employees a one-time salary enhancement.

Want a foreclosed home? Prepare to bid

Jul 31, 2009
There are 8 million homes sitting empty due to foreclosure. But if you think now is the time to buy -- you're not alone. Prepare for a bidding war. Rob Schmitz reports.

Small talk: Beer, Fed, snuggies

Jul 31, 2009
Marketplace's Rico Gagliano talks with fellow staffers George Judson, Nancy Farghalli, and Stacey Vanek-Smith about under-the-radar business stories: high-alcohol-content beer, the Fed's popularity, and snuggies for pets.

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