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Wal-Mart has been one bright spot in retail through the economic fallout and has actually boosted its advertising budget. Danielle Karson reports what's keeping the chain healthy and what could hurt it down the road.
Japanese finance minister Shoichi Nakagawa quit today after his performance at the G7 conference in Rome suggested he was drunk. Scott Tong reports some of the setbacks for new finance minister Taro Aso.
In the spirit of doing a lot with a little, some ranchers are forgoing the heftier cows and breeding mini-cattle. The payoff is healthier meat and more efficiency at the ranch, leading to lower costs. Megan Verlee reports.
The annual American International Toy Fair in New York kicked off last weekend, and 100 fewer exhibitors are attending over last year. Among those not there this year are the mom and pop shops. Dan Grech reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 17, 2009