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Feb 23, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 23, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 23, 2009

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Changes to help a troubled economy

Feb 23, 2009
President Obama signed into law an $787 billion stimulus package. But Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan tells Renita Jablonski how credit card changes and plugging tax loopholes would help the economy right now.

Wal-Mart's food line getting a makeover

Feb 23, 2009
Wal-Mart is giving its private food line a label makeover in the next few weeks to attract more shoppers. But Danielle Karson reports the store's target audience is already sold on the idea of a bargain.

Government could own more of Citi

Feb 23, 2009
Federal officials are considering a move to buy up about 40 percent of Citigroup. The move would not use any additional taxpayer money. Dan Grech explains how larger government stake could help the troubled bank.

Minds meet on fiscal responsibility

Feb 23, 2009
President Obama convenes a Fiscal Responsibility Summit today at the White House, with members of Congress and scholars alike. Steve Chiotakis talks to Congressman Dave Camp about why fiscal responsibility is important now.

SAG threats to strike are losing bite

Feb 23, 2009
The Screen Actors Guild began talks over the weekend on a new labor contract for TV and movies. But some critics say the union is hobbled. Steve Henn reviews what may be hurting SAG and where there's competition.

A little haggle can save a lot of cash

Feb 23, 2009
If you think a Blackberry is out of your financial reach, why not make a counteroffer? Haggling can be a powerful money-saver in this economy, but not many people are doing it in the U.S. Cash Peters tries it out…

A long-term look at shrinking the deficit

Feb 23, 2009
President Obama is holding a meeting today to discuss ways to pay down the federal budget deficit, which tops nearly a trillion and a half dollars and is still growing. Ronni Radbill reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC