Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Wednesday, November 19, 2008

U.S. crisis devastates Mexican towns

The U.S. economic crisis means it's harder for Mexican migrants to find work, and that means there's less money sent home to families. Dan Grech visits a small town in central Mexico to see how it's faring.
Posted In: Economy, Immigration, Mexico

Congress needs to take bailout back

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has switched the bailout plan from buying troubled mortgage securities to buying preferred shares in healthy banks. Commentator Robert Reich says it's time to stop the handout.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Thrift stores booming in bad times

Sales of used goods are rising as consumers ditch expensive retail stores for more creative and cheaper ways to shop. Why not? Sarah Palin does it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on a booming shopping sector.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Pepsi conserves water with Gatorade

Pepsi, maker of the sports drink Gatorade, is using new techniques to cut down on its water use and save some money in the process. Sarah Gardner has the story on the eco-friendly ideas at Gatorade plants.
Posted In: Food, Science

P&G ad managers team with Google

Procter & Gamble Co. and Google have been swapping employees since the beginning of the year. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Ellen Byron from the Wall Street Journal about the unusual arrangement between the two.
Posted In: Internet

FDA China branch to monitor food

The Food and Drug Administration's first office in China will make it easier for inspectors to check food for export. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Deflation can lead to a scary scenario

Falling consumer prices might sound good for now, but deflation can turn dangerous fast. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Economy

Price drops raise deflation worries

Consumer prices fell 1% last month, the most on record. It's good news for consumers looking to save a little on purchases, but as Steve Henn reports, deflation means we could be heading into even worse economic times.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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Shifting Gears [Explicit]
Z-Trip
#1 [Explicit]
Fischerspooner
Traffic and Weather
Fountains Of Wayne

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