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Jan 5, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 5, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 5, 2009

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Tax cuts included in Obama plan

Jan 5, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama will be on Capitol Hill today to discuss his stimulus plan, which is said to include $300 billion in tax cuts. Nancy Marshall Genzer explores what else the package would include and how.

Regulators target credit default swaps

Jan 5, 2009
Credit default swaps are blamed for many of last year's financial crises, including the fall of Lehman Brothers. Now federal regulators are hoping to rein in the $58 trillion market. Janet Babin reports.

Brits bid 'Woolies' a sad goodbye

Jan 5, 2009
Woolworth's will close its doors in the U.K. for the last time tomorrow, ending a legacy that spans 100 years. Stephen Beard spoke to customers in London who fondly recalled shopping at the store as children.

Russia, Ukraine dispute over pipeline

Jan 5, 2009
A dispute between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas is hurting supplies to other European countries. Russia is accusing Ukrainians of stealing gas, while the Ukraine blames faulty piping. Stephen Beard reports.

Fewer cars in the U.S. fleet

Jan 5, 2009
Carmakers come out today with December sales, and analysts are saying along with poor figures, there are fewer cars on the road. But there are signs truck and SUV sales may be healthier as gas prices decline. Amy Scott reports.

Decoder: Term Auction Facility

Jan 5, 2009
Some financial experts would tell you to thank your lucky stars for the Term Auction Facility, which has helped keep the rough economy going. Janet Babin explains how by taking us for a walk on the beach.

Chinese ships combat-ready for pirates

Jan 5, 2009
Three Chinese warships are heading to Somalia to protect cargo against pirates. Experts say the added naval protection helps prevent hijackings, which are high in the region. Scott Tong reports.

House delves deeper into Madoff case

Jan 5, 2009
The House Financial Services Committee will hear today about Bernie Madoff's company and $50 billion pyramid scheme. Lawmakers want to figure out why the SEC didn't catch the fraud. Janet Babin reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC