Nov 3, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 03, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 03, 2008

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Big vehicle market not getting bigger

Nov 3, 2008
Ford is aiming to ramp up production of its monster pick-up truck, the F-150, and re-hire 1,000 employees. But Jeremy Hobson reports the move doesn't mean big cars are making a comeback.

Business survey marks low demand

Nov 3, 2008
A new survey out this morning from the National Association of Business Economists suggests the economy is already in recession and getting worse. Alisa Roth reports one-third of those polled said demand fell.

Credit default data could inspire action

Nov 3, 2008
The value of all the credit default swaps could be $40 trillion or $50 trillion -- nobody knows for sure. But Bob Moon reports even some initial data could shed enough light on the subject to shock regulators into action.

Black Friday can never be too early

Nov 3, 2008
Kmart has made it so you no longer have to wait for the busiest shopping day of the year. "Early Black Friday" will include big price cuts on electronics and more hopes for a leg up on the economy. Stacey…
Kmart will be open for 41 hours straight, starting Thanksgiving morning.
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When a stimulus may not be a stimulus

Nov 3, 2008
On the eve of election day, lawmakers are discussing a second stimulus package. But can you really call it a stimulus, or just a ploy to win a few last-minute votes? Renita Jablonski talks to Fortune Magazine's Allan Sloan.

Gingrich: Don't get in over your head

Nov 3, 2008
We continue our occasional series, "What's the Fix?" with former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who would cork the issues revolving around an economic meltdown by not encouraging people to spend where they can't afford it.

International cargo prices jumping

Nov 3, 2008
Costs for international exporters and importers have more than doubled in recent weeks. Demand has dropped to a point where biggest bulk cargo vessels are losing their owners up to $9,000 a day. Stephen Beard reports.

China weeds out tainted animal feed

Nov 3, 2008
China's tainted food has moved further up the global food chain to include animal feed. Over the weekend, Chinese authorities said they're intervening massively to clean it all up. Scott Tong has more from Shanghai.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC