Mar 4, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, March 4, 2010

Segments From this episode

Citi CEO strikes conciliatory tone

Mar 4, 2010
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit defended his bank and listed all the ways it is turning around at a hearing before a panel overseeing the bank bailout. Amy Scott reports.

Businesses gear up to start spending

Mar 4, 2010
With consumers starting to spend a little, there's also new evidence that big businesses are feeling flush with cash and ready to jump in. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Earthquake rattles Chile's wine industry

Mar 4, 2010
Rene Merino, president of Wines of Chile, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much damage has been done to the Chilean wine industry because of the quake.

Foreign aid that hurts rather than helps

Mar 4, 2010
When it comes to giving aid to places like Haiti and Chile, sometimes a helping hand can have unintended consequences. Sabri Ben-Achour reports on the economics of disaster relief.

How do health premiums get set?

Mar 4, 2010
Executives from some of the biggest insurance companies met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss premium increases. She asked them how they come up with the numbers. Gregory Warner reports.

A way to home ownership for minorities

Mar 4, 2010
Even though the Great Recession and the real estate crash are fading, African Americans are still at a greater disadvantage. Commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says that's in part because of how they were able to get into the housing market.

Working, but dissatisfied

Mar 4, 2010
The unemployment rate continues to hover around 10%. But for those who still have jobs, things aren't so rosy either. Jeremy Hobson reports.

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