Apr 9, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2009

Segments From this episode

How Wells Fargo is doing so well

Apr 9, 2009
Stocks went soaring after Wells Fargo revealed higher-than-expected profits for the first quarter. But where did they get all that money and how is the rest of the banking sector standing up to the recession? Jeremy Hobson reports.

What's next for banks after stress tests

Apr 9, 2009
Results from stress tests 19 big banks were subjected to will soon be released. Regulators will meet with President Obama tomorrow to discuss what they should do with the results. John Dimsdale reports.

Bailout funds aimed at regular investors

Apr 9, 2009
The Obama administration is encouraging investment companies to create bailout funds aimed at ordinary investors. So what do people think about it? Joel Rose gauges public interest in the plan.

Bankers need to get the price right

Apr 9, 2009
Mark-to-Market accounting rules have gotten a bit looser, allowing companies more leeway to assign market value to an asset where no market exists. But commentator Paul Kedrosky says banks shouldn't have their own pricing rules.

Tracing the origin of the pink slip

Apr 9, 2009
Where did that pink slip come from? No, not from your boss. Jesse Sheidlower, editor-at-large for the Oxford English Dictionary, speaks to Kai Ryssdal about the term's origins.

Mafia making money in the recession

Apr 9, 2009
Most businesses are suffering throughout Europe because of the recession. But not the mafia. Megan Williams reports on why the downturn is a great opportunity for organized crime.

A more confident China

Apr 9, 2009
Though the Chinese economy has slowed, Beijing has been getting more active and confident on the international economic stage. Reporter Scott Tong talks to Kai Ryssdal about how China is feeling after the G-20 summit.

Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Apr 9, 2009
Food pantries are facing a real problem -- demand is at a record high while donations have dwindled. But instead of money, some people are donating the "fruits" of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Music from the episode

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