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May 20, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Segments From this episode

Keeping a retail niche in the bullseye

May 20, 2009
Gregg Steinhafel, chairman and CEO of Target Corp., talks about the company's strategy for weathering the recession and expanding its place in the retail market.

Is California too big to fail?

May 20, 2009
California voters rejected a slew of propositions meant to close the Golden State's budget deficit. With so many state and municipal workers, California's like the General Motors of states. But is it too big to fail? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks to reporters near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. about his state's budget cuts. (Photo by
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Report: SAT prep courses get bad score

May 20, 2009
Each year millions of high school students take SAT preparation courses. But a new report says those programs do little to improve scores. Tamara Keith reports.

How a 'Cap and Trade' system will work

May 20, 2009
A House committee is weighing legislation to slash greenhouse gases. The centerpiece of the strategy will be a 'Cap and Trade' system. Sustainability reporter Sarah Gardner breaks down how it'll work with Kai Ryssdal.

Proposed health care plans miss mark

May 20, 2009
Congress is debating how to pay for a health care overhaul and what form a new system will take. Lawmakers are trying to find a middle ground, but commentator Robert Reich says a lot may be lost in the…

Who should have the power to regulate

May 20, 2009
Washington is gearing up for a fight over who should regulate our financial system and what steps to take to protect the public from future financial disasters. Steve Henn reports.

Where's the credit for consumers?

May 20, 2009
There are some good signs in the banking sector: credit markets are thawing further and some banks are racing to pay back their bailout funds. But where's consumer lending? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Music from the episode

Keep Yer Face On Global Goon
Fight Sons And Daughters
The Democratic Circus - 2005 Remastered Version Talking Heads