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HSBC looks to plug losses in 2 SIVs

Nov 26, 2007
Europe's largest bank, HSBC, is going to rescue two of its structured investment vehicles, or SIVs, that have taken a beating from recent woes in the mortgage and credit markets. It'll cost HSBC $35 billion to make things right. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Low numbers mean more deals for you

Nov 26, 2007
Retailers have been promoting aggressive deals to balance out the bad news on their bottom lines. Jaime Bedrin shows us what tactics companies are employing to win customers and what deals will be particularly good.
Posted In: Retail

Are exchange-traded notes unfair?

Nov 26, 2007
The exchange-traded note is turning out to be a good deal for investors because of an unexpected tax advantage. But the deal is making the mutual-fund business upset. Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Scott Jagow why.

Parents won't toy with Christmas

Nov 26, 2007
With so many big-name toy recalls this year, parents have had to be extra cautious about safety. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that most won't change their shopping habits, because they don't want to be seen as a Grinch.
Posted In: Retail

A 'soft landing' for the economy

Nov 26, 2007
Despite the host of bad news that hit Wall Street, there still managed to be a few winners for the third quarter. Bob Moon looks at the latest corporate report cards and tells us who came out strong.
Posted In: Wall Street

Learning big-league business skills

Nov 23, 2007
An organization in Central Louisiana has created a farm system for entrepreneurs, much like professioal baseball's. We asked Kate Archer Kent to check it out.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Week on Wall Street

Nov 23, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Scott Jagow about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Teaming up online to buy in bulk

Nov 23, 2007
What if, in order to get a discount on an item, you could join a group of shoppers to buy that product in bulk. Some Internet start-ups hope that kind of online buying will be the next big thing. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Ready for business to land in his lap

Nov 23, 2007
The real Santa Claus was too busy to talk to Marketplace about the holiday season, but we found one of his stand-ins at a nearby mall. He explained how he works and how wish lists are changing.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Shopping lovers find their outlet

Nov 23, 2007
They call today Black Friday because holiday sales supposedly help retailers climb into the black for the year. Yet, despite the long lines seen today, this could be the slowest holiday season in five years. Scott Jagow got a perspective from Rob Snowden, general manager of Outlets at Hillsboro in Texas.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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