Segments From this episode
Thanks to some good tax attorneys, The New York Times won't suffer too much from its $250 million deal with billionaire Carlos Slim. Scott Jagow asks Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan how a loophole called Hydo helped.
Netflix profits are getting help from consumers willing to trade down a night at the movies for a rented flick at home. But Blockbuster may chip away at those earnings when it expands its digital business. Rico Gagliano reports.
While Dutch bank ING will be cutting thousands of jobs globally and the chief executive will be stepping down, the company is not going bust. Stephen Beard reports how the Dutch taxpayer will help.
Chinese New Year is a time migrant workers in China's cities head home to rural villages, see family and exchange hopeful stories. But in the economic squeeze, this year feels different. Scott Tong reports.
Solar power and "smart-grid" technology are the current winners in the venture capital race, and clean-tech is beating out biotech, which is getting a healthy shake-out. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.
Pfizer announced a deal this morning to buy Wyeth for more than $68 billion, which it will do with the help of bailed-out banks. What does this say about the lending health of these banks? Steve Henn reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 26, 2009