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A billion dollars for Circuit City?

Lisa Napoli | Apr 14, 2008
Faltering video chain Blockbuster is making a $1.3 billion offer for floundering electronics giant Circuit City. And that's prompting a lot of questions -- like, where's it going to get that kind of money? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Financial world's bigwigs come up short

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Apr 14, 2008
The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G-7 wrapped up three long days of top-level meetings this past weekend. But they couldn't devise a coordinated plan to unstick the troubled financial markets. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Website tries getting groups organized

| Apr 14, 2008
Anyone who's ever tried to organize a group purchase, event or boycott knows it can be like herding cats. A Chicago company is taking on that challenge with a Web-based tool for organizing the masses. Gabriel Spitzer reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Blockbuster wants Circuit City

Jeremy Hobson | Apr 14, 2008
Blockbuster has made public an offer to buy Circuit City, an offer that was made privately in February but was not embraced by Circuit City brass. Will both companies benefit from the buyout? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retail

Investment banks to unveil earnings

Jill Barshay | Apr 14, 2008
Expectations are not high for the earnings reports that big Wall Street investment firms are turning in this week. In fact, Marketplace's Jill Barshay learns that financial sector earnings, "are going to be miserable."
Posted In: Jobs, Wall Street

Slugging -- the impromptu carpool

| Apr 14, 2008
In our series, My Morning Commute, today, Gary Lindsey explains "slugging," a way of hitching a ride into work. Lindsey says he drives to the park-and-ride and hops in with a driver who has a similar commute.
Posted In: Travel

Luring filmmakers with tax incentives

Stacey Vanek Smith | Apr 14, 2008
The Canadian dollar's increase against the U.S. dollar has fewer filmmakers crossing the border to save a buck. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports that some states are using tax incentives to grab some of the production business.
Posted In: Entertainment

Finance ministers take up food costs

Stephen Beard | Apr 14, 2008
The credit crunch was obviously high on the agenda of the meeting of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G-7 this weekend. but as Stephen Beard reports, the soaring price of food and global food crisis also ate up a lot of discussion.
Posted In: Economy

Cheaper financing or rebate check?

| Apr 14, 2008
Allan Sloan weighs two benefits of the stimulus package -- the rebate check and bigger government-financed home loans. The really rich aren't getting rebates, but, he says, the loans are a different story.
Posted In: Housing

Zimbabwe crisis taxing neighbors

Gretchen Wilson | Apr 14, 2008
Today, Zimbabawe's High Court is supposed to rule on election results -- from two weeks ago. Meanwhile, as the country's severe economic crisis worsens, 3 million people have fled to neighboring countries.