Marketplace Report for Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Thursday, November 20, 2008

Let the big publishers fall

Major publishers are struggling to stay afloat. But author and commentator Megan Hustad said some no longer produce the quality publications they used to, and she won't miss them if they go under.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Vampire flick expected to make a killing

Teen vampire movie "Twilight" has already sold out advance tickets in hundreds of theaters for its opening on Friday, demonstrating again that the teen market remains hot. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

GMAC wants to become a bank

Like AmEx, financial services company GMAC has applied for status as a bank, which would make it eligible to receive bailout funds. Tess Vigeland asks banking law professor Lissa Broome to explain the trend.
Posted In: Economy

Companies want pension rules changed

Some of the nation's largest companies are asking Congress to suspend rules requiring them to contribute more money to pension funds. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement

Automakers lose a champion on the Hill

Congressman Henry Waxman has replaced John Dingell as chairman of the House Energy Committee, a loss of influence for the Big Three automakers. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

How low can the market go?

The Dow has taken more dramatic dives this week, once again raising the question of where the bottom is. Jeremy Hobson takes it up with investment specialists in New York.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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Flesh Eating Zombies
Twilight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [+digital booklet]
Twilight Soundtrack
Warp10+3 Remixes
Various Artists
Ghost Rock
Nomo