May 7, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Analyzing the banks' stress test results

May 7, 2009
The stress test results are now officially public. New York bureau chief Amy Scott talks with Tess Vigeland about the new information we learned and what the results tell us about the health of the banking industry.

Let some big banks fail!

May 7, 2009
There is lots of talk about what should happen now that the stress test results are out. Commentator Dean Baker says one thing we should consider is letting some of the big banks fail.

Why Costco's sales have dropped

May 7, 2009
Wholesale retailer Costco said its net sales fell more than expected in April. Janet Babin explains why.

Casino struggles shift Tunica's fortunes

May 7, 2009
Tunica, Miss., was the poorest county in the nation twenty years ago. That changed when casinos came to town and brought thousands of jobs. But the recession is hitting the casino business hard. Jeff Tyler reports.

Who's hurt by long-term unemployment

May 7, 2009
A new report shows that specific groups are being hit the hardest by long-term unemployment in this recession. Sarah Gardner reports.

H-1B workers stuck in home countries

May 7, 2009
The H-1B visa program allows skilled foreign workers to get jobs in the U.S. But many workers are having a hard time renewing their visas because of security checks. Raymond Thibodeaux reports from New Delhi.

More mass transit users, less funding

May 7, 2009
Cities across the country are experiencing increasing ridership on public transportation just as funding dries up. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Music from the episode

No Sleep Sam Roberts Band
Word Up Cameo

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