Jun 24, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Is Fed inaction a good thing?

Jun 24, 2009
The Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates near zero, and didn't announce any new bailouts or loan programs. So, what exactly did the Fed have to say after it ended its two-day meeting? John Dimsdale reports.

Citi's pay increase plan raises eyebrows

Jun 24, 2009
Citigroup, which accepted two infusions of TARP money, wants to raise some of its employees' base salaries by as much as 50 percent. The pay increase is meant to compensate for reduced bonuses. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Poor Californians hurt by budget cuts

Jun 24, 2009
California lawmakers don't have much time to resolve a record $24 billion budget gap. The crisis has spurred massive cuts in local funding, making it painful for the poorest Californians. Rob Schmitz reports.

How economy plays into Iran's turmoil

Jun 24, 2009
Virginia Tech professor and Brookings fellow Djavad Salehi-Isfahani talks with Kai Ryssdal about the economy's role in the Iranian protests and how it is affecting business.

Financial reform plan misses the mark

Jun 24, 2009
The Obama administration wants to create a super-regulator and is calling for an independent financial products agency to regulate the financial system. Commentator David Frum says these reforms fail to get at the root of the problem.

Rich Mexicans move north of the border

Jun 24, 2009
Drug-related violence in Mexico has prompted some people to flee. Many well-to-do families are leaving their homes and businesses behind, and starting all over in America. Ruxandra Guidi reports.

Web site sale reflects media trend

Jun 24, 2009
Entertainment reporter Nikki Finke is selling her Web Site, Deadline Hollywood Daily. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports this is the latest move in the media industry's shuffle online.
Screen shot of Deadline Hollywood Daily
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Music from the episode

Under The Black Skies Ginger Baker
Sheltered Life Erlend Øye
Rippin Kittin Golden Boy with Miss Kittin
Notations Lymbyc Systym

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