Nov 20, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Bailout isn't helping out the little guy

Nov 20, 2008
Congress will grill the Treasury today on what small business is getting out of the $700 billion bailout. Mitchell Hartman reports for some small businesses, things have gotten worse since the financial bailout began.

Gold coins are popular again

Nov 20, 2008
In poor economic times, gold coins have been considered a stronghold investment. Lately, they're so popular the U.S. Mint can't supply people fast enough. Dan Grech reports on the coin's increased demand.

Economy a hot topic for therapists

Nov 20, 2008
The economy is stressing enough for so many in the U.S. that many are bringing it up in therapy. Sean Cole visits several therapists and finds the crisis as a current event has had an impact akin to 9/11.

A green car push from abroad

Nov 20, 2008
A German solar energy company wants to buy General Motors' Opel unit for $1.25 billion. GM says Opel isn't for sale, but Sam Eaton reports it may just be a matter of time before innovation is delivered from the outside.

Bad credit could affect office space

Nov 20, 2008
Prices for warehouse, retail and office space have dropped recently in much of the country. That could lead to more bank write-downs and trouble for companies trying to get credit. Janet Babin reports.

U.K. cracking down on immigration

Nov 20, 2008
About 500 foreign workers arrive in the U.K. every day to settle down. Now, the government wants to crack down on its immigration policy. Stephen Beard reports a majority of Brits favor a cut in immigration.

Stimulus package in motion for E.U.

Nov 20, 2008
The European Commission is drawing up plans for a stimulus plan for all of Europe. The package would total about $160 billion, the same amount as the first package for the U.S. Stephen Beard reports.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC