Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Living with food scares in China

Melamine, the chemical found in tainted milk in China, has begun to show up in other products. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai what it's like to worry about everything you eat and drink.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health, Science

Don't forget the campaign trail stops

Small industrial cities get a lot of attention during presidential campaigns. Commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says they don't have to fade away after November. The new administration and the cities themselves can help ensure those cities' growth.
Posted In: Economy

Parsing the candidates' economic plans

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain say they have starkly different plans to restore the U.S. economy. But in reality, Steve Henn reports, the candidates' policies are moving closer together.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Wall Street

Russia's downturn and U.K. soccer

The financial downturn in Russian markets is affecting an unlikely area: English football. Some of the super-rich Russians who own U.K teams have lost a lot of money. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on how that's playing out.
Posted In: Economy, Sports

For real recovery, credit's just a start

With markets doing, well, better, what's going on with the rest of the economy? Another way of asking that question: Are we in a recession? Kai Rysdall brings up the dreaded "R" word with economist Steve Fazzari
Posted In: Economy

FDIC has role in boosting confidence

An important part of the government's financial fix is to give the FDIC a bigger role in insuring bank deposits. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports it's all about restoring confidence in the markets.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

The strings attached to cash infusions

The idea of having the Treasury Department take stakes in selected banks is to provide them with cash to start making loans again, not to keep it to themselves. Janet Babin wonders if banks will agree to that.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Credit markets want to see the money

Have the financial rescue plans done anything yet to encourage banks to start lending again? So far, the major credit benchmarks aren't moving much. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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