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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laid-off Bear Stearns workers will face a lot of competition for Wall Street jobs. The credit crisis fallout has already crowded the labor pool. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports they might have better luck abroad.
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