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May 29, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, May 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, May 29, 2009

Segments From this episode

Are we at the bottom yet?

May 29, 2009
Trying to figure out if we've reached the bottom seems to be every pundit's new favorite game. Kai Ryssdal reviews where we stand in the housing, manufacturing, and banking industries.

FDIC limits weak banks' interest rates

May 29, 2009
The FDIC says it will stop weak banks from luring customers with interest rates that exceed the going market rate. As Janet Babin reports, it could save a lot of money in the long run.

Starbucks brews up rent reduction

May 29, 2009
Starbucks is trying to cut costs, negotiating with some landlords to reduce rent for its stores by as much as 25 percent. Amy Scott reports.

Malawi finds economic success

May 29, 2009
Africa's reputation may bring to mind starving children or civil wars. Not political stability or economic growth. But one country is shaking off its old reputation. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Next step for Kennedy health care plan

May 29, 2009
Sen. Edward Kennedy is circulating a draft of his health care reform plan. Reporter Steve Henn talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much it will cost, what people are saying about it, and what comes next for the measure.

Weekly Wrap: GM's bondholders, bonds

May 29, 2009
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and freelance finance writer Heidi Moore talk with Kai Ryssdal about GM's bondholder offer and the interesting action in the bond market this week.

Social media gets the job done at work

May 29, 2009
In many workplaces, watching YouTube or browsing Facebook is a no-no. But some companies like IBM are starting to encourage employees to use social media while on the job. Devin Dwyer reports.

Music from the episode

Impossible - John Tejada Mix Figurine, John Tejada
Ceddo End Title Manu Dibango
Coffee Cold Galt MacDermot