Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 9, 2009

Bank execs will try to account for TARP

Bank executives will be testifying to Congress about how money was spent last year under TARP. But getting execs to explain the flow of cash may be hard, since no one was keeping track. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Let your dog smell like a spring day

The economy may be going to the dogs, but at least they don't have to smell bad. Fragrance companies offer several scents for canines, from beach aroma to the smell of the dog park. James Nestor reports.

Can Amazon keep Kindle's fire going?

Today, Amazon.com is expected to announce a design upgrade for Kindle, its electronic book reader. But Google is set to compete -- the company recently made its e-book titles available for certain smart phones. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Nissan to cut 20,000 jobs

Nissan's cut of more than 8 percent of its work force is among the deepest so far in the auto industry. The automaker could lose $3 billion in the current financial year. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Report: Green companies do better

A new study out today suggests that greener, more socially responsible companies tend to perform better than their peers. Sarah Gardner reports which companies were considered more successful and sustainable.

When small business meets big fraud

Small business advocates say the government bailout doesn't address contracting fraud and abuse, which has diverted billions to large corporations. Ronni Radbill explores what the government is doing to curb the corruption.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Obama hits towns for stimulus support

President Obama is in Elkhart, Ind. today selling his stimulus package directly to the people. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about why Obama is there specifically and what he hopes to do.

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