Marketplace PM for Sept. 14, 2007
Sep 14, 2007

Marketplace PM for Sept. 14, 2007

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Helping Northern Rock from going south

Sep 14, 2007
The Bank of England stepped in with an offer of emergency credit today to bail out Northern Rock, one of the U.K.'s biggest mortgage companies. Stephen Beard reports it's just the latest sign the global liquidity squeeze might not yet be contained.

UAW puts contract talks on GM

Sep 14, 2007
The contract between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's Big Three carmakers is set to expire tonight at midnight. With Ford and Chrysler voting to extend their contracts, the union has singled out General Motors for special attention. Alisa Roth reports.

Sending a message to teen drivers

Sep 14, 2007
California has become the 16th state to put limits on teenage drivers' use of electronic devices. But whether such actions by governments will also limit insurance rates is another matter entirely. Lisa Napoli reports.

Don't be sold on secret shoppers

Sep 14, 2007
Some retailers now pay for "secret shoppers" to make sure their sales people are performing well. It's made the mystery-customer business an $800 million industry. But commentator Moira Manion, who works in retail sales, says it may not be money well spent.

Week on Wall Street

Sep 14, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

Taking the trash challenge

Sep 14, 2007
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has volunteered to spend the next two weeks hauling her household trash around with her. She explains to Kai Ryssdal why she's so interested in this garbage.
An Apple Jacks box is among several items at Los Angeles County's Bradley Landfill that could have been recycled by the consumer who threw them in the trash.
Tess Vigeland

Baseball runs for a fan base in Japan

Sep 14, 2007
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two of Major League Baseball's biggest money-making machines. And now their rivalry is headed overseas. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Julio Lugo of the Boston Red Sox throws to first base after forcing out Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.
Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

For your next Middle East trip...

Sep 14, 2007
Three airlines based in the Persian Gulf want to lure more American travelers to Middle East destinations. And they're sparing no expense to do so. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.