Jun 17, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Segments From this episode

Obama issues financial regulation plan

Jun 17, 2009
After much speculation, the Obama administration has unveiled its plans to regulate the financial system. John Dimsdale reports what the Financial Regulatory Reform Plan entails.

Federal Reserve to oversee risks

Jun 17, 2009
The Obama administration's regulation plan would give the Federal Reserve powers to oversee any institution that could pose a risk. Amy Scott reports.

New agency to protect consumers

Jun 17, 2009
Part of the financial system overhaul includes plans for the creation of a new agency, the CFPA, to protect consumers from predatory lenders that hide behind complex contracts and confusing sales pitches. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Losses on Kinko's puts FedEx in red ink

Jun 17, 2009
FedEx is reporting more than $800 million in losses for the most recent quarter due to slow manufacturing and gas prices. But the acquisition of Kinko's may also have something to do with it. Joel Rose reports.

Slow recovery rate for many U.S. cities

Jun 17, 2009
A report from the Brookings Institution says that only about 10 of the top 100 cities in the U.S. show signs of economic health. The institution's Alan Berube talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the nation's cities are recovering.

Only public option will save health costs

Jun 17, 2009
There is a big debate in Congress over the health care system overhaul and whether the government should offer a public insurance option. Commentator Robert Reich says there's only one choice.

Moment of truth for MySpace

Jun 17, 2009
Social networking site MySpace.com is cutting staff and trying to recapture the magic of its glory days. Rico Gagliano reports.

Why more engineers are losing jobs

Jun 17, 2009
Even in a recession, a lot of people think tech jobs are a safe bet. But American engineers are losing their jobs faster than any other professional sector. Janet Babin reports.

Music from the episode

None Shall Pass Aesop Rock
Hit The Heartbrakes Black Kids

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