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May 18, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, May 18, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, May 18, 2009

Segments From this episode

Can the economy support market rally?

May 18, 2009
The Dow was off more than 50% in March, but it's now up almost 30% from that low. So where are things going and why? Bob Moon reports on Wall Street's roller coaster ride.

Interest-free loans to get biz on track

May 18, 2009
A new government bridge-loan program will help businesses pay off their mounting debts with interest-free loans. Mitchell Hartman reports.

U.K. House speaker in battle to save job

May 18, 2009
Michael Martin, speaker of the U.K. House of Commons, is fighting for his job over his handling of some questionable lawmakers' expense reports. Stephen Beard reports.

Scribd's turning a page to sell eBooks

May 18, 2009
Document-sharing Web site Scribd is opening a digital bookstore where writers can set the prices for their work. How will this affect the publishing industry and eBook rival Amazon? Joel Rose reports.

Wage theft victims fight for rights

May 18, 2009
In a recession, some employers may try to shortchange their workers. But wage theft victims are fighting back. Dan Grech reports.

What went on when Bear Stearns fell

May 18, 2009
It took 72 hours for Bear Stearns to crumble. Reporter Kate Kelly wrote about the final days of the investment bank's collapse in her book "Street Fighters" and talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened.

Nebraska town fights to keep bank

May 18, 2009
It seems every week another bank goes under. But what happens when that bank is the only one in town? Amy Scott reports on what one bankless Nebraska community is doing.

Music from the episode

Knuddelmaus Ulrich Schnauss
Arizona Kings of Leon