Marketplace for Monday, April 14, 2008

Episode Description 

Is Wachovia news start of a wild ride?

With Wachovia posting an unexpected first-quarter loss of $350 million, investors are left to wait and wonder what's coming up around the next curve as more earnings reports from investment banks are due this week. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Higher prices land on school lunch trays

Rising food prices are making most everyday shoppers a bit more cost-conscious. So imagine what it's like for people who are trying to buy healthy foods for schools' hot-lunch programs. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Education, Health

Taxes in your online shopping cart?

Looking for new revenue sources, states are considering levying taxes on Internet retail. California is thinking about taxing music downloads, and New York says it's going to start hitting up companies like Amazon. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail, Taxes

Nothing to gain from capital-gains hike

The tax code hasn't gotten much attention in the presidential debate so far. But commentator and business historian John Steele Gordon says proposals to raise capital gains taxes might not be so smart.
Posted In: Taxes

Chinese learning market's ups, downs

Those who think American stock markets are shaky should check out the Shanghai Composite index. It's off almost 35% so far this year. Marketplace's Scott Tong in Shanghai discusses the ways of Chinese investors with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

A billion dollars for Circuit City?

Faltering video chain Blockbuster is making a $1.3 billion offer for floundering electronics giant Circuit City. And that's prompting a lot of questions -- like, where's it going to get that kind of money? Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

Financial world's bigwigs come up short

The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the G-7 wrapped up three long days of top-level meetings this past weekend. But they couldn't devise a coordinated plan to unstick the troubled financial markets. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy

Website tries getting groups organized

Anyone who's ever tried to organize a group purchase, event or boycott knows it can be like herding cats. A Chicago company is taking on that challenge with a Web-based tool for organizing the masses. Gabriel Spitzer reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

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