Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why are oil prices dropping?

The price of oil this morning is $72 a barrel -- half of what it was three months ago. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into some factors influencing oil markets, including the disappearance of some speculators.
Posted In: Oil

Swiss bank bailout ends risks

Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse are the latest banks to receive multibillion-dollar bailouts. Megan Williams reports how cash from the government and global investors has ended the banks' shareholder risk.

Japan feels effects of U.S. spending

As U.S. consumers spend less, Japan's export-led economy has to be more careful. Scott Tong looks into how Japan and all Asian markets are affected by a complicated global bubble.

CNN trying to be funny

In its own take on comedy news, CNN will be airing its own comedian-hosted show, covering everything from politics to sports to pop culture. Susanna Capelouto reports why the move to be funny is very calculated.
Posted In: Entertainment

Where is the bank leadership?

In the midst of an economic maelstrom, why haven't the bank CEOs stepped up to say anything? Scott Jagow talks to economics correspondent Chris Farrell about one financial leader who has come out through everything.

Lower oil prices don't inspire airlines

With fuel prices half of what they were three months ago, it's surprising the airlines aren't doing so much better. Rachel Dornhelm reports air carriers are struggling with diminishing demand.
Posted In: Airlines

Takeovers hot in bad economy

With a global recession on the horizon, the prices are right for companies to seek shelter in other companies. John Dimsdale reports why some consolidation can be expected in every down economy.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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