Marketplace for Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Kai Ryssdal reviews your letters and comments about a bailout of the Big Three automakers, serial-return shoppers, and a suggested new name for the Troubled Asset Relief Program -- with a stronger acronym.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
About 18 months ago Australian mining giant BHP Billiton decided it was a good time to get bigger. It launched a hostile bid for its smaller British rival Rio Tinto -- a $200 billion deal. But today BHP walked away. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Economy
The Treasury Department's rescue plan is looking a lot different than what was sold to Congress in September. With so much taxpayer money on the line, the tab's getting bigger than lawmakers imagined. Our Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale reports.