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Feb 18, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

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Segments From this episode

Breaking down Obama's housing plan

Feb 18, 2009
President Obama unveiled his plan to help save the slumping housing market and stem foreclosures. The $75 million plan is intended to relieve struggling homeowners. Ronni Radbill takes a look at what it entails.

Will the housing plan work?

Feb 18, 2009
President Obama's housing rescue plan allows millions of homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower rates. Will it work? Steve Henn reports.

Parts makers in wrench with auto woes

Feb 18, 2009
The auto parts industry employed nearly 840,000 people at its height. But with Detroit struggling, more than a third of those workers have been laid off. Alisa Roth reports.

Free trade with China a path to growth

Feb 18, 2009
Both the U.S. and China need help to fix their ailing economies. Commentator David Frum says one way to accelerate U.S. growth would be for the Obama team to negotiate a better trade agreement with China.

A screen shot of the digital TV transition

Feb 18, 2009
Though the deadline for switching from analog to digital TV is a few months away, more than 400 stations have made the switch. Bob Moon speaks with Jonathan Collegio of the National Association of Broadcasters about whether it's been a success so far.

Injured veterans fight for benefits

Feb 18, 2009
Injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan continue to fight long after they've returned home. But it's not enemy fire they're facing, it's the complicated process of claiming disability benefits. Jeff Tyler reports.

Is GM bankruptcy really a bad thing?

Feb 18, 2009
General Motors and Chrysler want more government aid. But with the increasing costs to save the auto industry, some are looking at bankruptcy as an option. John Dimsdale reports.

Music from the episode

Knuddelmaus Ulrich Schnauss
Brother Down Sam Roberts Band