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Jun 1, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, June 1, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, June 1, 2009

Segments From this episode

Can GM find turnaround in bankruptcy?

Jun 1, 2009
Now that GM is in bankruptcy, a lot of things need to happen for the automaker to survive. New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Kai Ryssdal about how GM can weather the tough road ahead, and who may…

No reason for public involvement in GM

Jun 1, 2009
Now that GM has declared bankruptcy, the question is how much the government should invest in what may be a failing enterprise. Billions have already been spent. Commentator Robert Reich asks the question: Why?

GM's fall a case of 'creative destruction'

Jun 1, 2009
In the 1950s GM was the largest industrial corporation on earth, and now it's bankrupt. How did this happen? Commentator and historian John Steele Gordon provides some historical perspective.

U.S. hasn't learned stock market lesson

Jun 1, 2009
There are some indications the stock market is improving. But behavioral economist Dan Ariely says that may not be a good thing. The improvements we see right now are short term, and Wall Street still has lessons to learn.

China skeptical about Geithner message

Jun 1, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in China to reassure America's biggest creditor that its investment in U.S. debt is safe. But the Chinese aren't so sure. John Dimsdale reports.

Why savings rate is at 14-year high

Jun 1, 2009
The Commerce Department says the U.S. savings rate soared to its highest level in 14 years. Why? Jill Barshay reports.

Swede 'pirates' fight for Web freedom

Jun 1, 2009
Pirates are invading the European Union, the digital kind. The Pirate Party, which aims to abolish copyrights altogether, is picking up serious traction with Swedish youth. Brett Neely reports.

Will China food law cut out bad stuff?

Jun 1, 2009
China's new food safety law is meant to address many of its recent food product scandals. But how will the implementation go? Scott Tong reports.

Music from the episode

Boy With a Coin Iron & Wine
Boom, Like That Mark Knopfler
Sea Song Doves
Sea Song Doves