Feb 3, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Segments From this episode

The fallout from Toyota's troubles

Feb 3, 2010
It's turning into another rough week for Toyota. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much the carmaker's problems will cost and whether people will still be willing to buy its cars.

Rules for modifying loans may ease

Feb 3, 2010
The Obama administration's program to help homeowners stay in their homes by reducing monthly payments has been slow to make progress. Now there's talk the Treasury Department may tweak formulas to make loan modifications easier. Mitchell Hartman explains.

How to get Haiti's economy going again

Feb 3, 2010
George Mason University Economist Tyler Cowen talks with Kai Ryssdal about what the old Haitian economy used to be and what it will take to build a new economy.

Firms adopt clawback rules to stem risk

Feb 3, 2010
Some Wall Street banks are putting so-called clawbacks into their employees' bonuses this year. Jeremy Hobson reports on whether the compensation provisions will work to avert excessive risk.

Misplaced blame for Venezuela's woes

Feb 3, 2010
Commentator David Frum just came back from a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela and sends along his observations about the curious state of its economy.

Super Bowl snub lifts gay site's profile

Feb 3, 2010
Right after CBS agreed to run an anti-abortion spot during the Super Bowl, it rejected a submission from gay dating Web site Man Crunch. That move is generating a lot of publicity. Sean Cole reports.

Obama hits oil slick in energy debate

Feb 3, 2010
President Obama met with 11 governors to try to get support for his energy policies, which would shift the nation away from fossil fuels. He's still got come convincing to do. Sarah Gardner reports.

Music from the episode

Take My Sin (feat. Tonéx) Sackcloth Fashion
Waking Up In Vegas Katy Perry
Sound & Vision The Sea and Cake