Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Entrepreneurs want trade in downturn

The Small Business Administration is holding a symposium on international trade to get Congress to pass agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

AEGON works for U.S. bailout funds

Dutch insurance company AEGON is looking to make itself eligible for the U.S. financial bailout by buying American. If successful, it could receive more than a billion dollars of U.S. taxpayers' cash. Stephen Beard reports.

What's the Fix: Kevin Hassett

Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute joins Steve Chiotakis to give his take on the global economic situation for our "What's the Fix?" series. And he says a deep recession isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Calif. climate summit's global impact

In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convenes a two-day summit today on climate issues with over 600 officials and activists attending. Sam Eaton reports how this could be helpful globally.

Hot Topic taps into retail gloom

Retail sales have been dark lately, but alternative teen clothing chain Hot Topic has seen a bump in its sales. Renita Jablonski reports how the apparel and entertainment store may be reflecting a national mood.
Posted In: Retail

How the natural world deals with bears

In our latest installment of "What's the Fix?" we look to the natural world for market answers. Commentator and animal behavioralist Richard Conniff explains how elk defend themselves when they see a grizzly bear.

Celebrating eight decades of Mickey

Mickey Mouse turns 80 today, and the mouse is doing well as a media mogul. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores why Mickey has remained strong as a brand -- from evoking family fun to growing up during the Great Depression.
Posted In: Entertainment

Yang leaves rocky Yahoo leadership

Yahoo founder and CEO Jerry Yang saw the company through merger talks with Microsoft and ad deals with Google -- neither of which happened. Janet Babin reports on Yang's rocky stint as company leader.
Posted In: Internet

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