May 4, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, May 4, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, May 4, 2009

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Treasury, banks negotiate stress tests

May 4, 2009
The big banks' stress test results have been pushed back as executives try to convince the Treasury Department to give them passing grades. Kai Ryssdal speaks with the Peterson Institute's Adam Posen about the negotiations.

Fiat eyes GM Europe deal, aims to grow

May 4, 2009
The CEO of Italian automaker Fiat is in Germany to discuss a possible bid of General Motors' European operations. As John Dimsdale reports, Fiat is taking advantage of the recession to become the world's second largest carmaker.

GM needs to focus on innovation

May 4, 2009
Chrysler's sliding into bankruptcy, and General Motors might not be far behind. The automaker recently unveiled a new restructuring plan to turn the company around, but commentator Harley Shaiken says GM's going in the wrong direction.

Fewer workers, less traffic

May 4, 2009
Notice that your rush traffic drive is becoming less congested? Thank unemployment. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Poetry in work

May 4, 2009
There's a lot of poetry in work -- people who do it, under do it, and can't afford not to do it. Poet David Tucker reads his poem "Downsizing," Pedro Pietri reads his poem "Telephone Booth Number 905 ½," and…

Putting swine flu worry into scope

May 4, 2009
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains to Kai Ryssdal why a lot of people are worried about the swine flu, even if the actual number of people who have died from the outbreak doesn't seem as dramatic when compared to other…

German students: Nein on tuition fees

May 4, 2009
German universities were only allowed to charge tuition a few years ago. But now with fees rising, students are taking to the streets to protest. Stephen Beard reports.

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