Jun 3, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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Why is Bernanke a deficit hawk now?

Jun 3, 2009
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is warning about the growing deficit, which could reach $2 trillion this year. But there are signs that spending has helped rescue the U.S. economy. Why's he so worried now? Amy Scott reports.

GM puts dealers in a tight spot

Jun 3, 2009
Thousands of GM dealers received a letter this week giving them a choice -- give up control over a lot of their businesses or face closure. Steve Henn reports.

Microsoft tells Google to Bing it on

Jun 3, 2009
Microsoft's new search engine Bing is the software giant's boldest attempt yet to replace Google as king of the search. Will it work? Sam Eaton reports.

How democracy in China looks today

Jun 3, 2009
In 1989, Chinese troops attacked pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Shanghai bureau chief Scott Tong talks with Kai Ryssdal about how the democracy movement is doing in China now, some 20 years after the attacks.

France's new stimulus: Cocktail Hour

Jun 3, 2009
France is trying to boost its economy with infrastructure projects, government programs, and food and wine. Sally Herships reports.

U.K. expense scandal may cost Brown

Jun 3, 2009
Fallout from the British lawmakers' expense list scandal continues. Four government ministers have recently quit and more may follow. Stephen Beard reports.

One regulator to rule financial system

Jun 3, 2009
Who should regulate our financial system? Commentator Robert Reich argues there should be one financial regulator to prevent the kind of fiscal meltdown that sent the U.S. into this recession.

Very different states of unemployment

Jun 3, 2009
How much someone gets in an unemployment check -- and even whether they're eligible at all -- depends a lot on where they live. Mitchell Hartman reports.

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