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Sep 15, 2008

Marketplace for Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

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Next big question: Can AIG hold on?

Sep 15, 2008
AIG, the world's largest insurance company, is being torn apart by losses from the subprime mortgage meltown. The company got some breathing room today but the question on Wall Street is whether AIG can survive the week. Jeremy Hobson reports.

GM hopes to get Volts into lagging sales

Sep 15, 2008
General Motors is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a big bash Tuesday in Detroit. At the party GM is expected to focus on the future and one very important car. Dustin Dwyer reports.

FDA eyes labels that are a little bit nuts

Sep 15, 2008
Food labels often make it tricky for people with food allergies to figure out whether something's safe to eat. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is going to look into whether confusion is damaging confidence. Sarah Gardner reports.

How could latest collapses affect you?

Sep 15, 2008
When a lot of us first heard the news about Lehman Brothers declaring bankruptcy, our first thoughts went something like this: What about my money? Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland explains what to do with your personal finances.
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Where will Lehman failure fit in history?

Sep 15, 2008
There's no way to know now what the net effect of the events of this weekend are going to be. Surely they'll be fodder for authors and analysts for decades. Commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon says it was…

Lehman finds itself the focus of failure

Sep 15, 2008
After 9/11, Lehman Brothers moved its headquarters from Wall Street to near Times Square, where the new building's garish light displays fit right in. That didn't put it on the official tourist map -- until today's events. Sally Herships reports.

Big firms' failures aren't the last of it

Sep 15, 2008
Lehman Brothers is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and Merrill Lynch has been snapped up by Bank of America. What's next in the mortgage-crisis fallout? Bob Moon takes us through all the changes.

Music from the episode

Baba O'Riley The Who
Are 'Friends' Electric? Gary Numan / Tubeway Army
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth Clap Your Hands Say Yeah