May 12, 2009

Marketplace for Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Marketplace for Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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Social Security running out of funds

May 12, 2009
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.

Banks rally markets to raise cash

May 12, 2009
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…

How will local farmers really chip in?

May 12, 2009
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.

Advertisers pitch selves for new jobs

May 12, 2009
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…

Madoff feeders kept the scheme going

May 12, 2009
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.

Job market has designs on new Dream

May 14, 2009
Doodlers and tinkerers, take heart. Design has moved from a decorative sideshow to center stage in the business world and, says commentator Kay Hymowitz, career opportunities abound.

College has lesser degree of certainty

May 14, 2009
For years, Americans considered a college education the stepping stone to a well-paying job and secure future. But that stepping stone may not be as rock-solid as it once was. Sarah Gardner reports.