Nov 27, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 27, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 27, 2009

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Markets spooked by Dubai World debt

Nov 27, 2009
Dubai World, the United Arab Emirate's main development engine, says it can't start paying back $60 billion in debt. Steve Chiotakis talks to Stephen Beard about why that's raised markets' concerns for an increased threat of default.

Brands move to new department stores

Nov 27, 2009
Several labels at big department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and JC Penney are packing up and preparing to lay roots in new homes. Andrea Gardner explains why these brands are choosing to move down-market now.

Some ad agencies get paid by results

Nov 27, 2009
A growing number of companies want to withhold some pay from ad agencies they use unless their marketing campaigns work. This new way of doing business could hit smaller agencies especially hard. Lilly Fowler reports.

Texas college pay plan soon to run dry

Nov 27, 2009
Texas created a pre-paid college investment plan called the Texas Tomorrow Fund to help families across the state with the rising costs of college tuition. But the fund is soon expected to run out of money. David Martin Davies reports.

Reopened I-64 could help mall traffic

Nov 27, 2009
The closed stretch of Interstate 64, St. Louis' main east-west freeway, has hurt attendance to the St. Louis Galleria, which is directly on the route. But the state's planning to re-open I-64 early next month. Adam Allington reports.

Retailers dive into new media to sell

Nov 27, 2009
Retailers like Best Buy, Target and JC Penney are using online and mobile sites more than ever to attract holiday shoppers. Jennifer Collins reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC