Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 5, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 5, 2009

Australian university learns from Yale

Students at Australian universities rely on the government to pay for their education, and alumni aren't rushing to donate. To up alumni support, one university is taking cues from Yale. Naomi Lewin reports.
Posted In: Education

Anticipating a bargain effect on retail

Stores are releasing January retail sales figures, and retailers are concerned about the impact huge bargains have had on consumer psyches. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports what other factors were also involved.
Posted In: Retail

Not all Brits favor interest rate drop

The Bank of England has slashed its rates down to a new low of 1 percent. The bank says the British economy urgently needs the cheaper credit, but not everyone is cheering the reduction. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Investing

Stimulus opportunities for China

Today lawmakers watered down the controversial "Buy America" provision, which America's foreign trade partners took as good news. Scott Tong explores the business opportunities this could provide for China.

Housing tax credit added to stimulus

The Senate passed a new amendment granting a $15,000 tax credit on the purchase of a primary house. The perk would cost $19 billion, ballooning the total stimulus to $920 billion. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Housing

Renewed interest in the New Deal

Today's financial crisis has driven economists to look back at what happened in the 1930's. Renita Jablonski talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about what's different today and what we got from the New Deal.

Arctic fishing gets cold U.S. reception

Ice is melting rapidly off the northern coast of Alaska, which is drawing the attention of the commercial fishing industry. But U.S. government is expected to step in and stop it before it starts. Sarah Gardner reports.

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Ruin
Henry Cow
The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumble-bee: Flight of the Bumble Bee
Balazs Szokolay
Escapade (Album Version)
Janet Jackson
Dance To Our Disco (Original Version)
Punks Jump Up
Rock The Boat
Aaliyah Tribute

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