Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 13, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 13, 2008

Public pensions funds are OK

While the stock market has been fluttering, public pension funds have remained fairly insulated from the ups and downs. Danielle Karson explores why they've been mostly safe -- and why private plans may be in trouble.
Posted In: Retirement

Fed, central banks offer unlimited funds

The Federal Reserve and other international central banks announced they'll provide unlimited dollar funds to ease the banking crisis. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why this move to put cash into systems is different.

Icelanders getting the cold shoulder

Icelandic expats in the U.K. have been weathering the economic peril in their home country with frozen accounts and what some feel is chilly reception from the British press. Stephen Beard talks to Icelanders.

It's time for Japan to cash in

Japanese banks are buying up pieces of failing U.S. banks, and Wall Street is begging for the capital. Scott Tong reports why the country is sitting on half a trillion dollars in cash, and why they're buying now.
Posted In: Investing

A lot can happen in a year

One year ago, the Dow was setting an all-time record. Now with losses in the trillions, Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Scott Jagow that he had a funny feeling last year. Too bad he didn't sell everything . . .

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Lex
Ratatat
Inflation
The Whitest Boy Alive
Can't Take That Away
Will Oldham