Mar 13, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, March 13, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, March 13, 2009

Segments From this episode

Tough times for Timothy Geithner

Mar 13, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is still waiting for many of his top staff posts to be filled, but that hasn't stopped the growing chorus of criticism. Steve Henn reports.

OPEC's price hike may drop oil demand

Mar 13, 2009
OPEC will meet this weekend to discuss whether to raise oil prices and cut production. But OPEC's strategy could possibly drop demand for oil even further. Sam Eaton reports.

Does loss of Triple-A rating matter?

Mar 13, 2009
Now that General Electric and Berkshire Hathaway have lost their Triple-A credit ratings, only five U.S. companies are left with that status. With fewer companies standing at the top, what does losing an A really mean? Jeremy Hobson reports.

No representation without taxation

Mar 13, 2009
The earned-income tax credit is designed to give a break to low-income workers. But commentator Amity Shlaes says these days the poor may be paying too few taxes and the rich may have too big of a burden, which is…

Weekly Wrap: Not at recovery just yet

Mar 13, 2009
The markets had a little bump this week. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Felix Salmon from Portfolio.com about the news that drove the markets up and what's still weighing us down.

Bear Stearns employees find their way

Mar 13, 2009
It's been almost a year since investment bank Bear Stearns imploded, leaving some 14,000 employees in limbo. Amy Scott takes a look at where some of them are now.

What if Bear Stearns...

Mar 13, 2009
Kai Ryssdal looks back at the fall of Bear Stearns and wonders what might have been with The New Yorker's James Surowiecki.

Music from the episode

Tightrope - Live Yeasayer
Vuelvo Al Sur Gotan Project
Darklands The Jesus and Mary Chain

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