Jan 29, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Learn to be the perfect lady spy

Jan 29, 2009
Ever wish you could be like the women in James Bond movies? Enroll in the Stiletto Spy School and you can learn it all -- from mixing the perfect martini to firing an uzi. Marketplace's Amy Scott took a crash…

Upscale hotels are hiding their cuts

Jan 29, 2009
Revenue at luxury hotels is down as more travelers settle for cheaper accommodations. But hotel staff is going the distance to make sure their customers don't notice. Dan Grech reports.

Panel: Crisis could have been averted

Jan 29, 2009
A report coming out today from the congressional panel overseeing TARP says government regulators could have stopped the financial crisis if they'd had more power. Steve Henn reports the panel is calling for more bank regulation.

Senate focusing on tax cuts in stimulus

Jan 29, 2009
President Obama's economic stimulus plan makes its way to the Senate today, where tax cuts will be the focus. Some lawmakers have their eyes on the Alternative Minimum Tax. Sarah Gardner reports.

Shell reports substantial quarterly drop

Jan 29, 2009
Shell posted a huge drop in quarterly earnings, coming down from last year, where the company made the biggest corporate profit in European history. Stephen Beard reports the dwindling price of oil is bad news for the company.

Seeking economic answers in Davos

Jan 29, 2009
The World Economic Forum continues in Davos, Switzerland, and many there are trying to figure out where to find growth in this economy. Steve Chiotakis talks to Diane Brady, senior editor at BusinessWeek magazine.

France stages massive labor protest

Jan 29, 2009
In France, labor is holding its biggest strike in years. Erik Campano reports why the French are protesting now, and why protest strategy is causing it to be so devastating to business.

Can Ford go it alone?

Jan 29, 2009
Despite a $6 billion loss last quarter and no help from federal bailout money, Ford still believes it can weather the storm on its own. Steve Henn crunches the numbers and explores whether the company can make it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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