Apr 16, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 16, 2009

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JPMorgan throws 'toxic' plan for a loop

Apr 16, 2009
JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says his bank won't participate in the government's program to rid banks' balance sheets of toxic assets. What does this mean for the program and the banking industry? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Mall vacancies lead to makeovers

Apr 16, 2009
Mall operator General Growth Properties has filed for bankruptcy, the largest real estate company to go belly up in history. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, to survive in this recession, malls are making themselves over.
A close-up of a General Growth Properties mall gift card
ggp.com

We need home equity insurance now

Apr 16, 2009
The housing market is struggling to recover even with the Obama administration's $75 billion foreclosure prevention program. Commentator Barry Nalebuff says to get housing back on track we need a federal home equity insurance program.

Will this IPO translate into turnaround?

Apr 16, 2009
Rosetta Stone, the language software maker, is one of the few companies to file an IPO this year. With a strong market debut, will other companies follow suit? Jennifer Collins reports.

Nothing too hairy in barbershop's view

Apr 16, 2009
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland revisits a barbershop in Jefferson City, Mo., where six months ago the owner and his customers were taking market woes in stride. Not much has changed, except they really don't like those bailouts.
Barber Rich McCarty cutting Bob Semb's hair at his barbershop in Jefferson City, Mo.
Tess Vigeland

U.S.-Mexico relationship remains strong

Apr 16, 2009
Shannon O'Neil, a fellow for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks to Kai Ryssdal about Mexico's economic stability and what it means for the United States.

Mexico seeks to calm tourists' fears

Apr 16, 2009
Mexico's tourism industry is launching a counter-offensive in the wake of rising drug-trade violence. It's trying to lure tourists who may have been scared by negative news reports. Dan Grech reports.

Music from the episode

Satori a Paris Marc Grau