Feb 19, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Segments From this episode

Processing the economic numbers

Feb 19, 2009
The economic numbers released today were a mixed bag. Some were bad, others were good -- at least at first glance. Nancy Marshall Genzer takes a closer look at what the numbers add up to.

What will it take for SEC to regulate?

Feb 19, 2009
The SEC is accused of dropping the ball with Madoff. Now there are allegations that Robert Allen Stanford scammed investors out of $8 billion. What does someone have to do to get the watchdog commission's attention? Ronni Radbill reports.

Bloomberg wants your business in NYC

Feb 19, 2009
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to help his city's slumping financial sector. He announced a plan that will invest millions of dollars to strengthen Wall Street and encourage start-ups to come to the Big Apple. Ashley-Milne Tyte reports.

Wrapping your head around a trillion

Feb 19, 2009
In this financial crisis, there are tons of numbers being bandied about -- hundreds of billions of trillions of dollars used to stimulate, bailout and lose. Commentator K.C. Cole says these days, a big number like a trillion is something…

Difficulty in diagnosing health of banks

Feb 19, 2009
When regulators take a look at the banks' books, they might be in for a surprise. The 38 banks the FDIC has taken over in the past two years have overstated their assets by more than $20 billion. Steve Henn…

Business opportunities in recession

Feb 19, 2009
Businesses are hurting in this recession. But there is a silver lining. Tess Vigeland speaks with Professor Donald Sull about how businesses can thrive in turbulent markets.

Service members find work in business

Feb 19, 2009
Thousands of men and women leave the military every year and many struggle to find work in the civilian world. Some businesses are making it easier by hiring military workers. Amy Scott visited one of them.

Music from the episode

Still Be Around Uncle Tupelo
According To Plan I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

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