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Weatherization is a big focus of President-elect Obama, but many don't know much about it. Sam Eaton reports simple fixes like sealing drafty windows can save you up to 30 percent on your energy bill.
In the midst of recession, many churches and church charity programs stand to lose billions. But history shows that churches have stay power. Kate Archer Kent reports from a struggling church in Houston.
Chinese factory output is at a record low as consumers try to save money. Some experts predict this is the start of a worsening situation, but recovery could start as soon as fall. Scott Tong reports.
The poor economy is dimming the lights on a number of Broadway productions as theaters struggle to fill seats. Meanwhile, the surviving shows are trying to carry on with smaller budgets. Andrea Gardner reports.
Investors looking for opportunity in a distressed market can find it in cheap company debt. But buyer beware: Something put that company into trouble to begin with, and it's wise to understand what. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Almost all of the 800-plus tunnels in the Gaza strip are closed, controlling the influx of weapons to Hamas but also cutting off Palestinians to basic needs like cooking oil. Daniel Estrin reports humanitarian aid is coming in.
The credit markets may be stiff, but there's always money somewhere for mergers. And though they may not be the high-priced ventures of 2008, companies can still benefit from deals in the new year. Jill Barshay reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 2, 2009