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In the midst of a financial snafu, you've got to wonder whether company earnings reports mean anything to the stock market. Jeremy Hobson reports investors are more interested when a plan of action is involved.
There's talk of a loan to GM and Chrysler to assist with a merger. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow U.S. auto makers should avoid a government loan and just declare bankruptcy.
Holiday shopping may look grim towards the end of the year, but Halloween-related spending is actually up. Julie Rose looks into how the holiday is allowing consumers to dress down their economic woes.
Virgin is considering possible three-way deal between itself, BMI and Luftansa. Virgin could get local flights in the U.K. and also form an alliance with Luftansa for international flights. Megan Williams reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 30, 2008