Mar 12, 2010

Marketplace for Friday, March 12, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, March 12, 2010

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Report: Lehman execs manipulated data

Mar 12, 2010
A bankruptcy examiner report has found that negligence and manipulation on the part of top executives at Lehman Brothers contributed to the firm's collapse. Amy Scott reports on a piece of accounting chicanery known as "Repo 105."

Walkaways help reduce consumer debt

Mar 12, 2010
The Federal Reserve is reporting that consumer debt has fallen at record rates. But not necessarily because we're all saving and skimping. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

EU regulation may hurt London biz

Mar 12, 2010
London has lost its crown as the world's leading financial center. It now shares the top spot with New York. Stephen Beard reports taxes and regulation are to blame.

Weekly Wrap: Lehman report fallout

Mar 12, 2010
The Big Money's Heidi Moore and Clusterstock's John Carney talk with Kai Ryssdal about whether the latest Lehman Brothers report is surprising and whether it will lead to regulation.

Have lead problems improved in China?

Mar 12, 2010
Authorities in China have given the go-ahead to reopen a big smelting plant in Shanxii Province that was closed because of lead concerns. Scott Tong reports on how things are now bearing out at one of the worst poisoning sites.

A history of the world's worst car

Mar 12, 2010
The Yugo may be one of the worst cars in history, but it can teach us a lot about the auto industry. Author Jason Vuic talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the 80s car caused a frenzy of excitement, and then horror.

Conan to go on the road for live shows

Mar 12, 2010
Conan O'Brien is contractually barred from appearing on TV for several months, so he's taking his show on the road. Why? Jeremy Hobson reports.

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