Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 8, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 8, 2008

For antique bank, time stands still

The Oakwood State Bank in Oakwood, Texas has been operating the same way for over a century, without many staples of modern technology. But many still enjoy settling transactions on a handshake. Kate Archer Kent has the story.
Posted In: Investing

New bill could benefit the unemployed

The harsh circumstances of unemployment sting even harder in the current economic climate, but legislation in Congress could help. The bill focuses on expanded benefits and retraining. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: Jobs

U.K. auto industry waits on U.S. results

A British auto supplies parts company filed for the European equivalent of Chapter 11, an indicator for the health of the country's auto industry. The U.K. is waiting on the auto bailout in the U.S. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto

Cash flow squeezed for newspapers

Newspaper companies are hitting a serious shortage of cash in response to the fallout from the financial crisis. The Tribune company could declare bankruptcy as early as this week. Dan Grech reports.

Taxpayers' returns for Big 3 bailout

The government worked out a plan over the weekend to give the Big Three around $15 billion in short-term loans. But many want the auto industry to give something back to taxpayers for the expense. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Auto

Guidelines for getting into the market

With a poor economy comes a ripe opportunity to start thinking about buying stocks, but you should be prepared. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about a few key guidelines to joining the market.

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