Mar 24, 2008

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Why the changes to Bear Stearns deal?

Mar 24, 2008
If $2 a share in the JPMorgan-Bear Stearns deal engineered by the Fed wasn't enough for stockholders, will $10 a share satisfy them? And is this now officially a bailout with a capital B? Kai Ryssdal takes a look with Marketplace's Bob Moon.

Where are the banking regulators?

Mar 24, 2008
As the banking crisis continues to unfold on Wall Street, a lot of fingers are pointing at Washington and asking what happened to the people who're supposed to keep an eye on the market. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Finding business in subprime ashes

Mar 24, 2008
Some former executives of the fallen mortgage lender Countrywide are starting a new company to invest in troubled mortgages. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

College admission is a marketing game

Mar 24, 2008
Commentator and high school junior Morrisa Brenner is taking tests and filling out applications to get into college. In the process, she's learned that colleges are selling themselves just as much as prospective students.

Products follow tech-savvy women

Mar 24, 2008
Women outspend men by more than $14 billion on technology products, a study found. Kevin Pereira from G4's "Attack of the Show" talks with Kai Ryssdal about some of the gadgets being marketed to women and why.

Bhutan is a long, long way from U.S.

Mar 24, 2008
The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan has changed from an absolute monarchy to the world's newest democracy and reformed its economy. Do the Bhutanese know what they're in for? Marketplace's Lisa Napoli tells the story of playing host to a Bhutanese visitor to Los Angeles.

Yahoo, others do China balancing act

Mar 24, 2008
The Chinese government routinely blocks Internet content. Today, it's what the government doesn't censor that has human rights activists accusing American companies of complicity in human rights abuses. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
An Internet user reads the Yahoo website in Beijing, which contains a list and photos of what the Chinese government called "The 19 most-wanted Lhasa rioters", vowing to punish those responsible for last week's violence in the Tibetan capital of  Lhasa.
Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images