Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 23, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 23, 2009

Where GOP stimulus support is needed

President Obama is meeting with House Republicans next week seeking their support for his economic stimulus package. But it may be more important for Obama to get GOP backing in the Senate. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Movie studios play it safe in recession

A lot of money goes into making movies, and you have to keep your shareholders happy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Variety's Michael Speier about films that are safe bets for profits and also touches on the 2009 Oscar nominations.
Posted In: Entertainment

California risks credit downgrade

California lawmakers are threatening to downgrade the state's overall credit rating, which would have a lot of ramifications for state taxpayers. Rico Gagliano also explains why even out-of-state taxpayers should care.
Posted In: Taxes

Pfizer may want to swallow Wyeth

Reports out this morning say mega pharmaceutical company Pfizer is in talks to buy competitor Wyeth in a potential $60 billion deal. Pfizer may be considering the move because it's running out of options. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Health, Mergers and Acquisitions

Decoder: Capital Adequacy Requirement

In order for a bank to be able to keep doing business or lending money, it needs to have a minimum amount of capital. Dan Grech explains the Capital Adequacy Requirement with help from his banker dad.
Posted In: Investing

U.K. recession is now official

The British economy has been struggling along with the rest of the world, but just announced today it was officially in recession. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard in London, who gives us an overview of the situation.

GE reports big drop in quarterly profits

General Electric closed its fourth quarter on one of the toughest years in its 117-year history. Alisa Roth looks into whether or not the drop is recession-based.
Posted In: Wall Street

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Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon
F!RE (Put It In The Air) [Explicit]
The Knux
Push It
Salt-n-Pepa

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