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Jan 26, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 26, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 26, 2009

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Hydo can be a valuable tax loophole

Jan 26, 2009
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.

A strong quarter for Netflix

Jan 26, 2009
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.

Reminder: We're in a tough economy

Jan 26, 2009
Top officials in the Obama administration visited talk shows over the weekend to remind us that getting over this economy won't be easy. Even with a stimulus package, it will take a while before things get better. Steve Henn reports.

ING to shed 7,000 jobs worldwide

Jan 26, 2009
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.

Sour homecoming for Chinese migrants

Jan 26, 2009
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.

Car dealers getting a rough deal

Jan 26, 2009
Carmakers have received billions in bailout loans, but car dealers don't seem to be as lucky. Detroit automakers want fewer dealerships around, and the recession is helping that happen. Dan Grech reports.

Clean-tech strong in venture capital

Jan 26, 2009
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 strikes deal to buy Wyeth

Jan 26, 2009
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC