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Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

President Obama sells his stimulus plan

President Obama held his first prime-time press conference tonight, making the case for his massive stimulus package. Kai Ryssdal speaks with our Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about the campaigning the president is doing to sell his plan to Congress.

Tough times for securitization industry

Securitizing debt is a key part of the credit markets, which are in trouble right now. Kai Ryssdal speaks with our senior business correspondent Bob Moon, who is at a securitization conference, about the state of the industry.

Consumers display negotiating nerve

In this economic climate, more consumers are negotiating with companies to lower prices on goods they would have never considered bargaining for before -- from cable prices to high speed Internet to rent. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Savings

Choosing the best business books

To understand the economic crisis, you may want to grab a book. There are lots of business books available on the market right now. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, authors of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time," about which ones you should pick up.
Posted In: Books

Are we now in a depression?

The head of the International Monetary Fund says the world's advanced economies are in a depression. Dan Grech breaks down what exactly a depression means and whether we are in one.

SI's swimsuit issue: new marketing tool

Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is a big seller, generating 11 percent of the magazine's total revenue. But as advertising dollars disappear, the magazine is relying on more non-traditional places to turn a profit. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Sports

Treasury program to bolster housing

The Treasury Department is set to unveil a multibillion-dollar program to strengthen the housing market. Steve Henn explores some of the ways the new program could work.
Posted In: Housing

Private money could finance 'bad bank'

The idea of the government creating a 'bad bank' to buy up toxic assets faces a major hurdle -- how to finance it. To solve the problem, the government may partner with the private sector to get the bad stuff off the banks' balance sheets. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day
Where The Streets Have No Name (Album Version - Remastered)
U2
Booklovers (Andy Votel Mix)
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South Saturn Delta