Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Thursday, October 9, 2008

The markets and the crisis of trust

Why are investors stubbornly resisting efforts to restore faith in the market? Kai Ryssdal turns to Andrew Lo, a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management, for an answer.
Posted In: Economy, Retail, Wall Street

Limits sought on credit-default swaps

SEC Chairman Christopher Cox has repeatedly sought to plug up "the regulatory black hole" of credit-default swaps, a big issue in the credit crisis. Nancy Marshall Genzer explains.

Learning from Japan's 'Lost Decade'

The closest parallel to our financial state is perhaps Japan in the early '90s. Its recession is known as the Lost Decade and by many accounts is still going on. Scott Tong reports from Tokyo.

Is the Great Depression coming back?

The word "depression" has been on the lips of many politicians, news people and pundits of late. Reporter Nate DiMeo takes a look back into history to see if all this Depression talk makes any sense.

GM shares fall; Dow sinks below 9,000

S&P's warning that it was reviewing General Motors credit rating for a possible downgrade sent the auto maker's shares down 30 percent and helped drag the Dow below 9,000. Steve Henn has more.

What will it take to free up credit?

Rate cuts. Bailouts. Injections of cash. The Fed has used almost every tool it has to try to restore confidence in the markets and loosen the credit squeeze. To no avail. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Treasury may buy stake in banks

The Treasury Department is considering taking an ownership stake in some banks. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale on how the plan would work.

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