Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 9, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 9, 2009

A high Texas Ratio is bad for banks

How can you tell how your bank is doing? One predictor is the so-called Texas Ratio. Alisa Roth reports.

Court to decide what can be patented

Cutting-edge technology companies will be watching the Supreme Court closely for a decision on a case that asks what kind of innovations can be patented. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Crime

Kraft turns hostile in bid for Cadbury

Kraft's bid for candy-maker Cadbury is below the price it initially offered in September. Why? European correspondent Stephen Beard talks the details with Bill Radke.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Can the Trabant make a comeback?

There are plans to revive the Trabant, the cheapest and most popular East German car during Communist rule. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Auto

Dodd, big banks at odds over regulation

Senator Dodd will soon lay out his plan on how to reform the financial system. Steve Henn reports Dodd's thinking is very different from what the banking industry wants.

Public scrutiny over Comcast-NBC deal

There are reports that Comcast and GE have agreed to value NBC at around $30 billion, which may bring the companies one step closer to a deal. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports public-interest groups are worried.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Dirty Little Secret (Thievery Corporation Mix)
Sarah McLachlan
Fellini's Roma (Bent Remix)
Bent
Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi