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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 12, 2008

NASCAR change proves hard on tires

NASCAR has switched to a bigger, heavier car that was tough on tires, and Goodyear -- the exclusive tire supplier for the sport -- wasn't able to come up with a tire deemed safe and good on the track. Scott Graf reports.
Posted In: Sports

Senator unveils health-care reform

Democratic Sen. Max Baucus has outlined a proposal that would not only guarantee, but mandate health-care coverage for all Americans. Is there enough money to do that? Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

Commodities crash burns scrap dealers

The record high prices for copper and other metals that had thieves stealing statues and electrical wires are no more. Commodities prices have crashed, creating a big problem for scrap dealers. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Economy

Frum: Don't bail out the automakers

There was a time, says commentator David Frum, when GM was one of the biggest employers in America, but that's no longer true. Besides, even with a bailout, more job cuts are coming.
Posted In: Auto, Economy, Jobs

Fuel prices thwart Pickens' wind farm

Earlier this year, T. Boone Pickens announced a grand plan to build the world's biggest wind farm and help wean the country off gasoline. Now that natural gas prices have tanked, he's putting the plan on hold. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship, Oil

The bailed out GM vs. the failed one

With the debate about bailing out GM reaching a fevered pitch, Ashley Milne-Tyte asks, what a GM rescue plan would look like and what would actually happen if the giant automaker failed.
Posted In: Auto, Economy

What's happened to the bailout plan?

Why hasn't the government's plan to buy up toxic assets worked? Will recapitalizing the banks and providing mortgage relief ease the crisis? Kai Ryssdal puts those questions and more to financial analyst Karen Shaw Petrou.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Paulson calls for bailout change

The Treasury secretary says the government is backing away from buying toxic assets from banks -- the centerpiece of the rescue plan when Congress approved it. Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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