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Bush, Saudis discuss arms, economy

Stephen Beard | Jan 14, 2008
President Bush arrived in Saudi Arabia today bearing gifts, including a proposed multibillion-dollar arms deal intended to counter Iran's military clout. He also addressed some issues with the falling dollar. Marketplace's Stephen Beard discusses the details with host Tess Vigeland.

Web companies' dark side: Few jobs

| Jan 14, 2008
Some of the biggest Internet companies are growing like weeds, serving millions of customers a day and operating globally. But, as commentator Nicholas Carr points out, they tend to employ very few people.

Kenya's unrest stirs survival struggles

| Jan 14, 2008
Violence and protests in Kenya continue over its disputed presidential election. Reporter Sara Nics recently traveled with a Red Cross aid mission there. She talks with host Tess Vigeland about what she saw.
Posted In: Charity

Advertisers happy to have 'Idol' time

Lisa Napoli | Jan 14, 2008
With the Hollywood writers strike cutting the size of TV audiences advertisers had planned to reach, the arrival of another season of "American Idol" is being met with some rejoicing -- and a much higher price tag. Lisa Napoli reports.

Bush may slash earmarks with his pen

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 14, 2008
There are rumblings in Washington that President Bush plans to issue an executive order eliminating some of the 9,000 earmarks from last month's spending bill. But is he allowed to do it? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Citigroup to announce big losses, layoffs

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Jan 14, 2008
The nation's largest bank is expected to announce a $24 billion write-down and up to 24,000 layoffs due to subprime problems -- more than twice what it previously announced. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how the company didn't know how bad things would be.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Wall Street

Detroit's auto show emphasizes green

Jeremy Hobson | Jan 14, 2008
Electric cars, hybrids and other green concept cars are a big theme at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Jeremy Hobson has more on a few featured models -- including an eco-friendly Hummer.
Posted In: Auto

The Student Loan Bubble Goes Bust?

Chris Farrell | Jan 14, 2008
For more than three decades, students and their parents funded a college tuition bubble with borrowed money. Two-thirds of college students finish...

China opens to foreign banks

Jill Barshay | Jan 14, 2008
China has lifted its moratorium on foreign banks doing business with Chinese companies, and many international banks are now making deals. Jill Barshay reports the appeal is in China's stock market.
Posted In: Investing

Artists owning galleries take control

| Jan 14, 2008
Enrollment is up at art colleges, but it's still not easy to make a living in the art world. In response to picky commercial galleries, many artists are cutting out the middleman by opening their own. Lisa Gray reports.