Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Not a great time for nonprofits

You guessed it: contributions to nonprofits have gone south with the economy. Among those organizations suffering the most are the ones catering to the arts. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Congratulations: You own bank stock!

The president and the Treasury Secretary outlined a new part of the bailout plan that would invest $250 billion directly into banks and buy up their stock. Is this good? We ask economist Gary Schilling and economics correspondent Chris Farrell.

What's at risk for Europe's taxpayers?

Europe's rescue packages have been good news for investor confidence so far, but that's not necessarily the case for taxpayers footing the bill. Megan Williams reports what some countries will pay for their plans.

Intel processing in tight market

Intel's size may help it weather a tough credit market, but it will still have a rough ride ahead with the entire tech sector. Janet Babin reports why the industry needs to prove its worthiness.
Posted In: Science

For restaurants, it helps to franchise

How do you manage a restaurant chain when everyone's eating in? DineEquity CEO Julia Stewart told Kai Ryssdal that the secret to success in a troubled market for Applebees and IHOP is selling to franchisees.

Slithering by a rough financial patch

It's not the best time to be in the business of snakes and spiders, but Brett Wilson is still managing his "lizard boy" career. Scott Jagow met up with Wilson and his girlfriend at their loft in downtown LA.
Posted In: Jobs

Can taxpayers bank on the new plan?

So what does the U.S. government's new plan to invest directly into banks mean for the taxpayer? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the idea is that everyone will get their money back eventually.

Relief drives European confidence

European investors seem to like where the U.S. government is going by investing in banks. Scott Jagow talks to Stephen Beard about the British government's efforts over banks and how that's effected the country.