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Mar 11, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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If the economy gets moving, he'll know

Mar 11, 2009
FedEx's performance is one of the indicators of the overall economy that even the Federal Reserve keeps an eye on. Fedex president and CEO Fred Smith talks about how it's handling the recession.

Banks return aid to cut federal strings

Mar 11, 2009
Some banks are wary of the regulatory strings attached to bailout funds, so they're lining up to give their money back to the government. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Are investors going to buy bad assets?

Mar 11, 2009
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he hopes private investors will help the government buy troubled assets from banks. But are investors on board? Steve Henn reports.

Higher Tide comes in to 'value' market

Mar 11, 2009
Can't afford new clothes? Tide's newest detergent promises to keep the ones you've got looking brand new. Many premium brands are now launching similar "value campaigns." Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Tide laundry detergent, made by Procter & Gamble Co., is seen on display at the Arguello Supermarket in San Francisco.
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Time to enact Employee Free Choice Act

Mar 11, 2009
Some say this is the wrong time to fight for workers' rights to unionize. But commentator Robert Reich argues the sooner the Employee Free Choice Act is enacted, the better it'll be for workers and the economy.

FDIC's Sheila Bair on 'bad bank' plan

Mar 11, 2009
Talk about the Federal Reserve creating a "bad bank" to buy toxic assets from financial institutions has been floating around. Kai Ryssdal discusses with FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair how the plan would work.

Charcoal use burns up Africa's forests

Mar 11, 2009
Many African businesses and homes use charcoal for heating and cooking. But producing the long-burning fuel could be warming the rest of the world. Gretchen Wilson reports.

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