Marketplace for Friday, Feb. 1, 2008

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What to wear to a recession?

With this year's New York Fashion Week kicking off in a slowing economy, retailers have a few more wrinkles to contend with in figuring out what customers will buy. Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Economy

U.S. helps oil-rich Kazakhstan

The Pentagon announced a new military cooperation pact with Kazakhstan as it tries to bring its military up to NATO standards. Jeff Tyler reports on America's motivation to help the oil-rich country.

Commission: Roads, bridges in disrepair

A Congressional commission has released a report citing major problems in America's roads and transportation systems. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Travel

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Marketing American football to Mexico

Mexico is home to the biggest football audience outside the U.S. and Canada, and now the NFL is trying out creative ways to market the sport there. Claudine LoMonaco reports.
Posted In: Sports

NFL blocks churches' game gatherings

Churches that have invited their members to big-screen viewings of the Super Bowl are being called for a penalty by the National Football League. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

How would Microsoft change Yahoo?

Microsoft-Yahoo would have to be very innovative to compete with Google, which has almost 60% of the online-search market. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Duopoly may take over Internet

Once heralded as a completely open environment not ruled by corporate giants, the Net may now be dominated by two forces, Microsoft-Yahoo and Google. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Science

Job figures only add to the confusion

January was the first time in more than four years that the economy ended a month with fewer jobs than it started. Bob Moon reports on which industries were hit the worst.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

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