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Trustees for Social Security and Medicare reported today the recession has taken a toll on the long-term financial viability of both programs. John Dimsdale explores options the programs have for fixing their finances.
Ford Motor Company took advantage of a recent rally in its stock price today and sold close to 300 million new shares. A few banks are also hitting up the markets for cash, and so far investors are biting. Amy Scott explains how it works.
Frito-Lay company is trying to cash in on the trend towards local eating. A new marketing campaign unveiled today pitches Lay's potato chips as locally-made. Joel Rose investigates how local the chips really are.
More than 32,000 advertising jobs have been wiped out from targeted Internet ads and the recession. To get back into the job market, some are pitching risky. Steve Henn talked to one male copywriter who exposed his talent for shock value.
Former Madoff investors continue to try recouping some of the billions they fed into the Ponzi scheme. Kai Ryssdal talks to Frontline correspondent Martin Smith, who looks into the "feeders" of the Madoff Affair.
Marketplace for Tuesday, May 12, 2009