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Jan 27, 2009

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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Could this be the year shopping died?

Jan 27, 2009
Even in a downtrodden economy, we could always count on a constant rise in consumer spending every year, if only a slight one. But retailers predict this year, Americans will actually consume less. Steve Henn reports.

New Yahoo CEO is searching for profits

Jan 27, 2009
Yahoo needs to figure out a way to generate more revenue amidst a slashed advertising budget and thousands of new layoffs. New CEO Carol Bartz says the key is to capitalize on its search business. Janet Babin reports.

Bolivian farmers fueled up by soybeans

Jan 27, 2009
Short on diesel, Bolivian farmers want to use soybean biofuel to keep running. Using food to produce fuel is illegal in Bolivia right now, but that hasn't stopped them from banding together. Annie Murphy reports.

Fed looking beyond interest rates

Jan 27, 2009
The Federal Reserve will meet today to discuss interest rates today, and the consensus is keep them low. John Dimsdale reports the Fed will be looking at other items that could potentially light a lending fire.

A bill for bankrupt mortgage holders

Jan 27, 2009
A bill set before the House Judiciary Committee would allow judges to restructure mortgages of people in bankruptcy and make banks accept the terms. But some think the bill could hurt more than help. Tamara Keith reports.

Sharing an office can be a good thing

Jan 27, 2009
For some, working at home is a dream. But if you prefer an office space and want to meet a range of other flexible professionals, there's Coworking. Janet Babin visits a shared creative workspace in North Carolina.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC