Mar 18, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Segments From this episode

What we're missing beyond AIG

Mar 18, 2009
The $165 million in bonuses going to AIG employees has caused an uproar across the nation. But what are we missing while being distracted by those bonuses? Steve Henn reports.

Broken Coke deal sign of protectionism

Mar 18, 2009
Regulators in China have denied Coca-Cola's plan to buy a Chinese juice company. Dan Grech reports the broken deal may signal rising protectionism in China and worldwide.

Obama's protectionism hurts U.S. trade

Mar 18, 2009
In retaliation for a ban on Mexican trucks using American highways, Mexico is set to impose tariffs on several U.S. imports. Commentator David Frum says it's the latest sign of the Obama administration's protectionist bias.

Securitzation industry a sinking ship?

Mar 18, 2009
Chances are the loan you got for your car or house in recent years ended up being bought by investors in a process called securitization. Some blame that process for or current economic mess and say it shouldn't be allowed to continue. Bob Moon reports.

Singer turns to fans to fund new album

Mar 18, 2009
Tired of dealing with record labels, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule asked her fans to donate money to pay for her latest recording. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about what she's learned from the effort.

Africans wary of biofuel developers

Mar 18, 2009
Investment in biofuels could bring much-needed development to African countries. But locals are still skeptical they'll see any of the benefits. Gretchen Wilson reports.

AIG uproar rattles private investors

Mar 18, 2009
The Federal Reserve is counting on private companies to use federal dollars to jump-start the credit markets. But are investors balking now because of the AIG commotion? Jeremy Hobson reports.

GE offers a peek into its finance unit

Mar 18, 2009
To quell speculation and build investor confidence, General Electric is holding a meeting in New York to offer a peek into its finance unit. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Music from the episode

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