Dec 8, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 8, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, December 8, 2008

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Guidelines for getting into the market

Dec 8, 2008
With a poor economy comes a ripe opportunity to start thinking about buying stocks, but you should be prepared. Scott Jagow talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan about a few key guidelines to joining the market.

Taxpayers' returns for Big 3 bailout

Dec 8, 2008
The government worked out a plan over the weekend to give the Big Three around $15 billion in short-term loans. But many want the auto industry to give something back to taxpayers for the expense. Steve Henn reports.

Cash flow squeezed for newspapers

Dec 8, 2008
Newspaper companies are hitting a serious shortage of cash in response to the fallout from the financial crisis. The Tribune company could declare bankruptcy as early as this week. Dan Grech reports.

U.K. auto industry waits on U.S. results

Dec 8, 2008
A British auto supplies parts company filed for the European equivalent of Chapter 11, an indicator for the health of the country's auto industry. The U.K. is waiting on the auto bailout in the U.S. Stephen Beard reports.

New bill could benefit the unemployed

Dec 8, 2008
The harsh circumstances of unemployment sting even harder in the current economic climate, but legislation in Congress could help. The bill focuses on expanded benefits and retraining. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.

For antique bank, time stands still

Dec 8, 2008
The Oakwood State Bank in Oakwood, Texas has been operating the same way for over a century, without many staples of modern technology. But many still enjoy settling transactions on a handshake. Kate Archer Kent has the story.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC