Jun 11, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, June 11, 2009

Segments From this episode

Health care reform must heal many ills

Jun 11, 2009
President Obama was in Green Bay, Wis., to promote an overhaul to health care. John Dimsdale reports on why the system needs fixing and what may stand in the way.

What Congress should be investigating

Jun 11, 2009
Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis testified before Congress about his bank's purchase of Merrill Lynch. Jeremy Hobson reports on the other information Congress should be seeking.

Auto industry subsidies are piling up

Jun 11, 2009
The government is trotting out new programs designed to stimulate car purchases, on top of the billions GM and Chrysler are already receiving. Bob Moon reports on the amount of subsidies the auto industry is getting.

Pay czar cautious, but ready for role

Jun 11, 2009
Compensation Czar Kenneth Feinberg talks with Kai Ryssdal about the enforcement powers he will have with his new job and the limitations he may face.

Bank execs still cash in on the way out

Jun 11, 2009
Despite efforts from the government to limit executive compensation, many banks are still paying out huge sums to departing CEOs. Steve Henn reports in collaboration with the investigative newsroom ProPublica.

Independent analysts run out of funds

Jun 11, 2009
Fallout from the Wall Street stock-research scandal resulted in firms having to pay more than $450 million to fund independent market research. But that money will soon dry up. Amy Scott reports.

Designers cut back in downturn

Jun 11, 2009
Kate Betts, editor of Time's Style & Design, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how designers are going back to the basics as fashionistas cut back on their shopping sprees.