Apr 21, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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Smaller banks provide a reality check

Apr 21, 2009
Treasury Secy. Geithner says the federal bailout fund has enough money to cover troubled banks' capital demands. But some regional banks are reporting worse-than-expected earnings. Will they need more help? John Dimsdale reports.

Public-private plan vulnerable to fraud

Apr 21, 2009
Watchdogs for the bank bailout program have launched 20 criminal investigations into potential fraud. The public-private toxic buy-up plan could also be prone to fraud and abuse. Steve Henn reports.

Can antitrust laws break up big banks?

Apr 21, 2009
A congressional committee is discussing criteria to use in determining if a financial institution is too big to fail. Duke law professor Zephyr Teachout talks to Bob Moon about whether antitrust laws can be used to break up the financials.

Foreign policy makers need Econ 101

Apr 21, 2009
Commentator Dan Drezner says the Obama administration needs to do a better job at understanding the connections between foreign affairs and economics.

Black South Africans may lose farms

Apr 21, 2009
In 1994 then South African President Mandela pledged to redistribute 30% of white-owned farmland to the black majority. But now the government is threatening to take that land back. Gretchen Wilson reports.

The downside of upper-class air travel

Apr 21, 2009
The airline industry is hurting in the downturn with fewer people shelling out for first- and business-class tickets. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Low demand fuels oversupply of oil

Apr 21, 2009
U.S. crude oil inventories are at their highest levels since 1990 as consumer demand lowers and depressed industries use less fuel. Tamara Keith reports.

Fewer dollars may take you further

Apr 21, 2009
Companies and small businesses are responding to the recession by offering deep discounts and sales. But you might be surprised to find out who's discounting. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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