Feb 17, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Segments From this episode

Carmakers seek more aid, turn in plans

Feb 17, 2009
Struggling automakers GM and Chrysler submitted restructuring plans to the government to show their viability. Kai Ryssdal speaks with John Dimsdale about what is included in the plans.

Will housing plan help everyone?

Feb 17, 2009
President Obama is set to unveil his proposal to help homeowners fend off foreclosure and stabilize the housing market. But will all that be possible with one plan? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Budget impasse tarnishes Golden State

Feb 17, 2009
California's Gov. Schwarzenegger is halting public works projects and preparing to lay off thousands of workers as state lawmakers keep failing to approve a budget. As Sarah Gardner reports, this may be a great example of how not to steer…

Big 3 struggles filter down to auto parts

Feb 17, 2009
The struggles of Detroit's automakers are setting off a domino effect throughout the entire auto parts supply chain. Alisa Roth reports.

Latest gadgets come in different sizes

Feb 17, 2009
The latest tech gadgets may come in a variety of sizes, but they can do some pretty neat things. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Kevin Pereira about the latest in cameras, projectors and kid computers.

Oscar presenters kept secret for ratings

Feb 17, 2009
The 2008 Oscar telecast drew a record low 32 million viewers worldwide. To boost ratings for Sunday's ceremony, the Academy wants some presenters to stay off the red carpet. Will it work? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Hedge fund haven bit by recession

Feb 17, 2009
Greenwich, Conn., is one of the wealthiest towns in America. Known as hedge fund central, the recession is starting to take its toll on the Wall Street bankers who have settled there. Amy Scott reports.

Music from the episode

The Gunshot Nicolay & Kay, Chip Fu
Tight Eyes Nicolay & Kay, Oh No & The Luv Bugz
Tight Eyes Nicolay & Kay, Oh No & The Luv Bugz