Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 30, 2008

Netflix on demand through your TiVo

Heads up, couch potatoes. Netflix and TiVo are joining forces to have movies and TV episodes instantly streamed from Netflix to the television sets of TiVo subscribers. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet, Science

This financial crisis is getting spooky

The sense of dread in the financial world is no treat, but it'll be a main theme among the tricks played during tomorrow's Halloween festivities. Mitchell Hartman reports on people spooked by the economic crisis who are dressing the part.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

IMF stepping in to boost central banks

Iceland and Hungary have turned to the International Monetary Fund for financial aid. Kai Ryssdal talks with Rhagu Rajan, an economics professor and former IMF chief economist, about the Fund's new, more public role.
Posted In: Economy

Defaults threaten public transit systems

DC's Metro transit system could default on a complicated deal and wind up owing foreign bankers $43 million. AIG guaranteed the deal and others like it, leaving at least 31 public services facing defaults too. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Economy

The once-almighty dollar rises again

The U.S. economy is shrinking, but the buck is making a comeback -- in global transactions, at least. Banks are hoarding dollars, so U.S. currency is regaining its allure. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

GDP shows U.S. economy shrinking

In the third quarter, American GDP shrank by 0.3% -- less than analysts expected, but it still showed the U.S. economy shrinking. And, as Sarah Gardner reports, the worst may be yet to come.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

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