Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

That luxury item may be 'Made in China'

Facing declining sales, many makers of luxury brands have moved production to China to cut costs. Still, you may not find 'Made in China' on their products. Scott Tong explains why.
Posted In: Retail

Use tax cuts to ignite incentives

The free market is a tough place. Only so many companies can be rescued by bailout funds, and the government's stimulus plan can't save everyone. Commentator Todd Buchholz says instead of trying to prevent failure, we should be looking for ways to ignite incentives, like tax cuts.
Posted In: Taxes

Commission delays lead testing in toys

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has delayed testing and certification requirements for lead content in children's toys and other products for a year. Tess Vigeland speaks with reporter Mitchell Hartman about the impacts of the delay.
Posted In: Retail

What jobs that are 'green' really mean

President Obama is pushing to create a half million "green" jobs to revive and grow the economy. What, exactly, would jobs in a "green-collar economy" look like? Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Ethanol start-ups are running on empty

Renew Energy, one of the nation's largest ethanol plants, just filed for bankruptcy. More ethanol producers are expected to follow in its footsteps. But as Sam Eaton reports, don't write ethanol off just yet.
Posted In: Oil

Bethlehem hopes casino can be a savior

The Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem has been struggling to replace thousands of jobs lost from its steel-producing past. It now has its hopes riding on a new casino. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Jobs

How about taking bids on bad assets?

A government plan to buy up banks' troubled assets appears to be in the works. But how do you determine a price to sell those holdings when no one's really sure what they're worth? Auctions might work, as Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Saving more could be bad for economy

Save or spend? Americans are getting mixed messages. Savings deposits are up just as we're being encouraged to spend to jump-start the economy. But the increase in savings could have dire economic consequences. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Savings

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