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Mar 5, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, March 5, 2009

Segments From this episode

GM: Future is in 'substantial doubt'

Mar 5, 2009
Auditors are telling General Motors it might not survive unless it files for bankruptcy. What's next for the struggling automaker? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Investors worry about GE's outlook

Mar 5, 2009
General Electric's stock recently dropped to a nearly two-decade low. Some analysts say investors are worried about GE's financial division. Why? Bob Moon reports.

A look at a reformed health care system

Mar 5, 2009
President Obama wants to stem the skyrocketing cost of health care and fix the system. But what might a new health care system look like? Steve Henn reports.

Aetna CEO's advice on health care

Mar 5, 2009
At a forum, President Obama discussed reforming the health care system with leaders in the field. Aetna CEO Ronald Williams speaks with Kai Ryssdal about some of the things Obama will have to consider to fix the system.

China's concrete way to boost economy

Mar 5, 2009
China's steps to stimulate its economy are different from the U.S. Instead of relying so much on giving consumers money to spend, China's efforts are more... concrete. Scott Tong reports.

Sports coaches' salaries under scrutiny

Mar 5, 2009
In these tough economic times, salaries for college sports coaches have come under fire. Tess Vigeland speaks with sports journalist Diana Nyad about whether those salaries are inflated or a necessary part of school budgets.

Dubai financially dry as expats leave

Mar 5, 2009
Dubai's opulence and wealth attracted a lot of foreigners for much of the last decade. But in an economic downturn, many expatriates are leaving the city, which could spell trouble. Stephen Beard reports.

Music from the episode

If You Leave Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Bandages Hot Hot Heat
Bandages Hot Hot Heat