Mar 20, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, March 20, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, March 20, 2009

Segments From this episode

TALF's unintended consequences

Mar 20, 2009
With the TALF program, the Fed is lending money to investors so they can buy asset-backed securities to get the credit markets moving again. But the companies likely to profit are the very ones that got us into this mess.…

Taxing bonuses: Is this good business?

Mar 20, 2009
Congress is moving toward legislation to tax bonuses that companies receiving federal bailouts paid to employees. Is this a good way for government to do business? Steve Henn reports.

Bad economy stalls Baltimore makeover

Mar 20, 2009
An effort to turn one of Baltimore's most-neglected neighborhoods into a biotech hub has stalled due to the recession, leaving developers and a community in limbo. Cathy Duchamp reports.

Airfare war not so bad for airlines

Mar 20, 2009
To get consumers traveling again, airlines are slashing fares to compete with low-budget carriers like Southwest. As Tamara Keith reports, the low fares aren't hurting airlines as much as you may think.

Weekly Wrap: Debating AIG's bonuses

Mar 20, 2009
AIG's $165 million in bonuses with bailout money dominated headlines this week. Kai Ryssdal talks with The Wall Street Journal's Heidi Moore and John Carney of Clusterstock.com about how the story stirred emotions.

Unemployment expansion a tough sell

Mar 20, 2009
With unemployment benefits soon to run out for 500,000 laid-off workers, the federal government is encouraging states to sign up for more funding. But some governors don't want the money. Mitchell Hartman reports.

A pivotal push to Go Green at expo

Mar 20, 2009
Cash Peters reports from a Go Green Expo in Los Angeles, where environmentalists say it's a critical time for the green movement.

Music from the episode

Lookout Weekend Debbie Deb
Coal Michael Penn
Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse Minus the Bear
Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse Minus the Bear