Mar 24, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Segments From this episode

Housing slowdown is slowing down

Mar 24, 2009
Housing values are falling, again. But from December to January, the housing market rose by 1.7%. So is the housing market up or down? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Bank plan will work if the price is right

Mar 24, 2009
The Treasury Department's plan to rid banks of bad assets will shed light on the banks' balance sheets, but it could leave weak lenders in a precarious position. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Is China's global currency plan viable?

Mar 24, 2009
China's central bank wants to replace the dollar as the global reserve currency with a new currency controlled by the International Monetary Fund. Would this proposal work? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Entrepreneur wires electronics in China

Mar 24, 2009
In a recession, it's hard for businesses to know how much stuff to keep on their shelves. So many big consumer electronics companies are turning to a global supply master to manage their inventory, in China. Scott Tong reports.

New office crisis: Boomers won't leave!

Mar 24, 2009
Many baby boomers who were planning to retire soon will have to hold off, due to the plummeting values of their retirement funds. Commentator Dan Drezner says this may make things worse for Generation X in the office.

Letters: No slowdown in your opinions

Mar 24, 2009
Kai Ryssdal reviews your comments about AIG's infamous bonuses, the securitization industry, and suggested names for this recession.

Crumpled clothes foretell financial woes

Mar 24, 2009
Financial types aren't the only ones taking a measure of the bad economy. Dry cleaners have predictive tools of their own. Beth Teitell reports on the Crumple Index.

Obama makes case for spending plan

Mar 25, 2009
In a prime-time press conference, President Obama defends the cost of his proposed budget, saying trillions of dollars in deficit spending will be required to grow the economy.

Music from the episode

Hidden Treasure Jonny Kaplan, The Lazy Stars
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Blind - Radio Edit Hercules & Love Affair
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson