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Sep 24, 2009

Marketplace for Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, September 24, 2009

Segments From this episode

The G-20's global economic plan

Sep 24, 2009
Steven Dunaway, fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the G-20's plans to rebalance global economic growth, and what happens if nothing is done.

Plenty of banks are still too big to fail

Sep 24, 2009
Many banks remain too big to fail, and some are even bigger than they were before. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Retail holiday sales may suffer, but...

Sep 24, 2009
Retail analysts say stores could suffer the worst holiday sales in decades this year. But things may not be as bad as they look. Joel Rose reports.

Goldman Sachs in tough spot over pay

Sep 24, 2009
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein recently denounced huge Wall Street bonuses. But there are reports the bank's own bonus pool has ballooned to near record levels this year. Amy Scott reports.

Reform won't change Wall Street pay

Sep 24, 2009
Lawmakers may try to regulate Wall Street compensation, but commentator Andy Kessler says no amount of meddling is going to fix the pay scales.

Where are Fannie, Freddie after bailout

Sep 24, 2009
NYU Professor Lawrence J. White talks with Kai Ryssdal about the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, why the government plunged so much money into them, and how it can unwind from the mortgage giants.

The mortgage-modification scam

Sep 24, 2009
Dubious mortgage-modification firms like 21st Century Legal Services help homeowners renegotiate their mortgages, but only in exchange for big upfront fees. Steve Henn reports on how these companies rip off desperate homeowners, then disappear.

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Weird Sebadoh