Apr 6, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, April 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, April 6, 2009

Segments From this episode

A lot riding on toxic buy-up plan

Apr 6, 2009
The Treasury Department is extending the deadline for fund managers to invest in unloading bad assets from the banks' balance sheets and easing its selection criteria. As Amy Scott reports, the Treasury really needs private investors to hop on board.

Can automakers follow Ford's lead?

Apr 6, 2009
As its competitors drive towards bankruptcy, Ford is planning to retire $9.9 billion in debt and cut nearly $500 million out of its interest expenses this year. Will the automaker's rivals be able to do the same? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Why Sallie Mae is shifting jobs to U.S.

Apr 6, 2009
While most companies are shedding jobs, Sallie Mae is doing the opposite. The student loan giant is moving 2,000 of its jobs back to the U.S. from overseas. Why? John Dimsdale reports.

Signs point to less flashy vacations

Apr 6, 2009
With summer around the corner, the hospitality industry is worried more people might opt to stay at home instead of going on vacation. Sean Cole reports on how the vacation season is shaping up from Cape Cod, Mass.

How to feel up when the market's down

Apr 6, 2009
Watching the stock market can be hard sometimes. Commentator Paul Hellman says to cope with the ups and downs, all you have to do is change your outlook.

Why big bonuses are counterproductive

Apr 6, 2009
Paying bonuses to bailed-out bank executives upset a lot of taxpayers who were footing the bill. Dan Ariely tells Kai Ryssdal how these big bonuses are actually counterproductive.

Companies put in effort to keep workers

Apr 6, 2009
Even with unemployment rising, there's still plenty of poaching going on. So some companies are using interesting retention efforts to hold on to their employees. Jeff Tyler reports.

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