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A report out today will give finer details of how banks are using TARP money. While the cash helped most of the banks avoid a drop in lending, some invested the cash or used it to pay off debts. Amy Scott reports.
Starbucks is backing away from its brand in a few of its Seattle locations to blend in better with its locale. The company is also offering beer, wine and live music. Liz Jones explores what Starbucks hopes to get out of the move.
More earnings reports from financial companies come out this week. Has the recent string of positive news been real or are banks just blowing smoke? Steve Chiotakis talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.
Ikea's childcare center is seeing an almost 15% increase in drop-offs this year at some of its stores. The retailer is a cheap place to leave the kids for a short while and visitors don't need to shop to use it. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
It's been able to spruce up its image a bit with targeted ads, but Microsoft has kept mobile operating systems out of its sights and is losing market share. Analysts predict that trend is likely to continue. Bob Moon reports.
Congress could reinstate thousands of car dealerships shut down when GM and Chrysler went broke. But if it did, where would these broke dealers get the money to operate with credit so bad? Alisa Roth reports.
A report from Ernst & Young says swine flu could lead to a fall in Britain's GDP this year. While mortality rates for the disease are low, tens of thousands of sick employees won't be able to work. Stephen Beard reports.
Out of 57 national bank failures so far this year, the state of Georgia leads the country with 15. What's causing the trend? Bill Radke talks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Paul Donsky.
CIT reportedly cut a $3 billion deal with its bondholders to avoid bankruptcy, and markets are responding favorably to the news. Steve Chiotakis gets more from Marketplace's Amy Scott.
Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 20, 2009