Sep 9, 2009

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Segments From this episode

Recession takes bite out of McDonald's

Sep 9, 2009
McDonalds' sales growth has slowed in the U.S. and fell in Asia. Steve Henn reports the recession is tarnishing the performance of even the best-positioned brands.

Spotlight on hope during Fashion Week

Sep 9, 2009
New York Fashion Week will soon be underway, and there are hints of recovery on the runway. Sally Herships reports.

No recovery with so many unemployed

Sep 9, 2009
While some sectors of the economy are improving, the labor market is still hurting. Commentator Robert Reich says that's bad news for a real recovery.

A bad number for consumer spending

Sep 9, 2009
BusinessWeek's Michael Mandel talks with Kai Ryssdal about how consumer spending is based on false pretenses.

Advertising's creative revolution

Sep 9, 2009
Director Doug Pray talks with Kai Ryssdal about his latest film, "Art & Copy," which explores the creative forces behind some of the most famous ads of the 20th century.

U.K. population increase raises concern

Sep 9, 2009
A baby boom in the U.K. paired with a rise in immigration is causing some economic pundits to express alarm. Stephen Beard reports.

Obama urges action on health care

Sep 10, 2009
Reporter Tamara Keith talks with Kai Ryssdal about what President Obama had to say in his speech to Congress, whether he still favors a public-insurance option, and what happens next.

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