May 6, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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How B of A can raise the capital it needs

May 6, 2009
Reports say that Bank of America may need to raise $34 billion in capital to stay solvent. Karen Shaw Petrou at Federal Financial Analytics, talks with Kai Ryssdal about why this might be good news and how the bank can…

Banks have hurdles to get rid of TARP

May 6, 2009
Some bankers are eager to get rid of their federal bailout funds, and free themselves from government regulation. But to do that, banks will have to clear a few hurdles first. Steve Henn reports.

Investors brace for stress test results

May 6, 2009
The government will soon release results from the big banks' stress tests. What are investors and analysts saying about the possible outcomes? Amy Scott reports.

How Chrysler's affecting dealerships

May 6, 2009
Henry Hagedoorn, general manager of Borough Chrysler Jeep in Wayne, N.J., talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on with Chrysler at the dealer level as the automaker seeks to eliminate hundreds of its dealerships.

Go after tax havens to help health care

May 6, 2009
What do eliminating foreign tax havens and establishing universal health care have in common? A whole lot, says commentator Robert Reich.

InBev's delayed pay brews controversy

May 6, 2009
Beer conglomerate InBev says it may take up to 4 months to pay its bills. Janet Babin reports.

Fewer Budweiser ads for sports events

May 6, 2009
InBev paid $52 billion for Anheuser-Busch. But that kind of debt is weighing the company down, so funding for TV commercials during sports events is being slashed. Adam Allington reports.

Your next Facebook friend? A robot!

May 6, 2009
Researchers at the University of United Arab Emirates are using Facebook to make it easier for robots to converse with humans. The Marketplace Players wonder how it might go.

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