Apr 29, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Segments From this episode

Glimmers of hope with GDP contraction

Apr 29, 2009
The Commerce Department reports that the economy shrank by 6.1% in the first quarter. But there are still reasons for investors to be hopeful. Jeremy Hobson explains.

Pork producers fight against swine flu

Apr 29, 2009
The swine flu outbreak has taken a big bite out of the pork industry. Will the pork industry be able to reshape its image to bounce back? Janet Babin reports.

Swine flu infects the global economy

Apr 29, 2009
It's not just people getting sick with the swine flu -- it's also hurting the global economy. Mitchell Hartman reports on the outbreak's economic impact worldwide.

Obama hedges his bets on optimism

Apr 29, 2009
It's President Obama's 100th day in office, and comparisons to other administrations are in full swing. Commentator David Frum says Obama's gambling a little too much on a rosy scenario.

What's changed since Truman's trip?

Apr 29, 2009
In 1953, Harry Truman packed his Chrysler New Yorker and hit the road. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Matthew Algeo, author of "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure" about what has changed since the former president's road trip.

The effects of Chrysler cutting dealers

Apr 29, 2009
The pieces to keep Chrysler out of bankruptcy are falling into place. But the automaker still has to slash some of its 3,200 dealerships. Jennifer Collins reports.

How've you spent the past 100 days?

Apr 29, 2009
President Obama has spent most of the 100 days since his inauguration trying to save the economy. Kai Ryssdal takes a look back at what some regular folks have achieved in that same period.

Obama sets stage for long-term reforms

Apr 30, 2009
President Obama says he's proud, but not satisfied about his first 100 days in office. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about what to expect for the next 100 days and beyond.

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