Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

Could Britain become another Iceland?

Critics are questioning Britain's second multibillion-pound bailout of its banks. Some say another bailout is unnecessary and could make the U.K. the next Iceland -- a bankrupt nation. Stephen Beard reports.

Leaders in Davos discuss politics, trust

World leaders converged in Davos, Switzerland, this week for the World Economic Forum. But there was one notable absence -- the United States. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene about the happenings in Davos.
Posted In: Economy

Weekly Wrap: From bad to worse

The GDP number was pretty bad and things could get worse. Kai Ryssdal talks about the GDP and nationalization with's Felix Salmon and The Atlantic's Meghan McArdle.
Posted In: Economy

Program to help foreclosed borrowers

In an effort to slow evictions resulting from the housing crisis, Freddie Mac is starting a new program to let homeowners and tenants stay in foreclosed homes. Will private lenders follow suit? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Housing

Exxon's pumping profit in downturn

Exxon Mobil's fourth-quarter earnings fell 33% from a year ago, but it still reported a record profit for 2008. What's it doing that other companies aren't? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

House GOP explains 'no' stimulus vote

House Republicans, none of whom voted for President Obama's stimulus plan, are mounting a campaign to defend their positions as pressure from critics and constituents builds. Jeremy Hobson reports.

GDP numbers signal more slowdown

The U.S. economy suffered its biggest slowdown in more than 25 years, according to last quarter's GDP figures. And with inventory piling up and consumers slow to buy new things, the outlook's not good. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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