Apr 8, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Segments From this episode

Will merger of homebuilders help?

Apr 8, 2009
Housing company stocks soared after two home building giants announced a merger. But the housing market is still struggling in the short run. So is the money being spent worth it? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Moody's outlook puts cities in bad mood

Apr 8, 2009
Bond ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has some bad news for local governments looking to fill budget gaps. Amy Scott explains.

Economy slows green investment

Apr 8, 2009
The recession has slowed investment into alternative energy research. But some investors still see a bright future for clean tech. Caitlan Carroll reports.

Will life insurance firms fit under TARP?

Apr 8, 2009
Life insurance companies will soon be eligible for bailout money. But will life insurance firms fit under the expanding federal TARP? John Dimsdale reports.

Hold CEOs of big banks accountable

Apr 8, 2009
The congressional panel in charge of overseeing TARP says it has achieved mixed results at best. Commentator Robert Reich says it's time the CEOs of the big banks that received trillions in bailout funds be held accountable.

Why we spend so much on pets

Apr 8, 2009
How much have you spent on your pet? Kai Ryssdal speaks with Michael Schaffer, author of "One Nation Under Dog," about why Americans spend so much on their pets.

Decoder: Meet Ginnie Mae

Apr 8, 2009
Most people know about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but what about Ginnie Mae? As Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, she may be a possible model for her siblings Fannie and Freddie.

Iraqi expats join the Swedish labor pool

Apr 8, 2009
One Swedish city used to brag that it took in more Iraqi refugees than the entire U.S., until it ran out of jobs for the new expats. Now other towns in Sweden are trying to lure refugees with career opportunities.…

Music from the episode

City Limits Dujeous
Cereza Rosa (Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White) Angel Melendez & The 911 MAMBO Orchestra
Chicken Scratch The Motet

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