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Mar 31, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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GM dealer wants uncertainty to end

Mar 31, 2009
New General Motors CEO Frederick Henderson says more plant closures and layoffs can be expected, and bankruptcy is 'more probable.' Kai Ryssdal speaks to car dealer Cyndie Mynatt about how GM's woes are affecting her business.

Companies tailor marketing to jobless

Mar 31, 2009
In this downturn, companies like GM, Ford and Walgreens are retooling their marketing strategies to appeal to the jobless. Janet Babin reports.

Private equity firms invest in bad assets

Mar 31, 2009
In a sign that the Treasury Department's plan to clear banks of toxic assets may be working, two private equity firms have formed funds to invest in troubled mortgages and bad debt. John Dimsdale reports.

Tax havens come clean ahead of G-20

Mar 31, 2009
Ahead of the G-20 summit, the British government is trumpeting a crackdown on tax evaders from certain countries. But some of the biggest tax havens may be found in the countries doing the whining. Stephen Beard reports.

On the investor wish list: More info

Mar 31, 2009
The market has showed some modest gains recently. But to get the economy to really turnaround, commentator Tyler Cowen says investors need to know a lot more than we do right now.

From 4-year to community college

Mar 31, 2009
Often, many students transfer from a community college to a four-year university. But in these tough times, some students are taking the opposite path. Emily Hanford reports from a college in Maryland.

Doctor reduces fees for laid-off workers

Mar 31, 2009
Workers who are laid off not only lose their income, but also their health insurance. So one Seattle doctor is helping patients get the medical care they need -- without the huge costs. Ruby de Luna reports.

Tobacco users cough up more to smoke

Mar 31, 2009
A new federal tobacco tax will make it more expensive for smokers to buy their cigarettes. Money from the tax increase will be used to expand health insurance coverage to kids from low-income families. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

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