Marketplace for Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sep 26, 2007

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Health-care deal just a start for GM

Sep 26, 2007
One of the key agreements in the new GM-UAW contract is a trust fund for employee and retiree health care benefits. It allows GM to erase tens of billions of dollars of liability from its books. But it still might not be enough. Alisa Roth reports.

Ratings agencies score low in D.C.

Sep 26, 2007
At a hearing today, U.S. senators tore into the three major credit rating agencies -- Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poors -- over their roles in the subprime meltdown. At the same time, the SEC said it's investigating conflicts of interest. Amy Scott reports.

Little warming on emissions accords

Sep 26, 2007
Making sure rising economic powers such as China, India and Brazil do their part to curb greenhouse gases has become a major sticking point for the White House. But, as Sam Eaton reports, the solutions might be even stickier.

Europe's bank not reading the tea leaves

Sep 26, 2007
While the Federal Reserve may be moving soon toward another interest-rate cut, the European Central Bank appears on course to once again raise rates. Commentator David Frum says that would be bad for Europe -- and us.

Hispanic or Latino? Fill in the blank

Sep 26, 2007
An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission survey for workers that has had a box marked "Hispanic" has been changed to "Hispanic or Latino." Dan Grech takes a look at what's in a name.

Major events, major policies

Sep 26, 2007
Author and social critic Naomi Klein's new book argues that disasters or major events provide an opening for governments to make changes in economic policy that they otherwise wouldn't have been able to do. She talked with Kai Ryssdal.

Putting lesbian parents on the radar

Sep 26, 2007
The new fall TV season is upon us, but one group you won't be seeing more of -- on network shows, anyway -- is gay and lesbian characters. But one entrepreneur is betting market economics can change that. Alex Schmidt reports.

Music from the episode

Message from the Godfather James Taylor Quartet
The Sensual Woman The Herbaliser
Will You Please Be There for Me The Reindeer Section
Birds Electrelane

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