Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 15, 2008

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Public can track bailout online

The Web site Subsidyscope launches today and makes available a full range of public subsidies for open tracking -- including corporate tax breaks and the $700 billion bailout. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Madoff scandal ripples through Europe

European banks are reacting to the Bernard Madoff scam with potential losses in the billions. Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland and France's BNP Paribas are just two examples. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Quantitative easing: A 'nuclear option'

When you want to get people borrowing and spending again and you've exhausted all other options, there's always quantitative spending. Stephen Beard explains this last resort option in our latest Marketplace Decoder.
Posted In: Investing

White House weighing auto options

The White House looks poised to take action to help the auto industry, and there are a few routes it could take. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to Marketplace's Alisa Roth, who goes over what could happen.
Posted In: Auto

What we need is restored confidence

Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan moderated a panel discussion on the issue of confidence in the economy. He told Scott Jagow our main concerns are confidence for foreign investors and for our leadership in Washington.

China's electric car ahead of the curve

Chinese company BYD unveiled a new electric car with a plug-in battery that's supposedly two years ahead of the competition. Scott Jagow talks to Marketplace's Scott Tong, who got a first-hand look.
Posted In: Auto

A rate cut could drive investors to gold

The Federal Reserve begins a two-day meeting today which will likely result in another rate cut. That could lead to a weaker dollar, and could also coerce investors to take safety in gold. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Investing

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