Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 8, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bank of England rate cut a historic low

Today's interest rate cut from the Bank of England is the lowest the institution has seen since the bank was founded in 1694. Stephen Beard reports bailouts have had no effect on Britain's credit concerns.

Senate considers Obama stimulus

The Senate Finance Committee is trying to gauge support for Barack Obama's stimulus package. Some experts are concerned over the prospect of a trillion-dollar deficit. Danielle Karson reports.

A word of caution on free antibiotics

East coast chain supermarkets have started giving out free generic prescription drugs to help struggling customers. But health experts worry there should be a warning accompanying the drugs. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health

Before Madoff, there was Krueger

The best way to avoid getting scammed is to learn from history. Dr. Chris McKenna, who's writing a book on schemers, tells Steve Chiotakis about one particularly bad scammer who affected the world economy in the 1920's.
Posted In: Books, Crime

Take a vacation from inauguration

Some Washington, D.C. residents are trying to leave town before millions flood the city for the Obama inauguration. For the tourist-weary, vacation resorts are running special getaways. John Dimsdale reports.

We will be working through retirement

The recession is changing the way people think about their retirement. Economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow why working in your golden years will be the norm -- and why that's not a bad thing.
Posted In: Retirement

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