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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 27, 2009