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Yahoo founder and CEO Jerry Yang saw the company through merger talks with Microsoft and ad deals with Google -- neither of which happened. Janet Babin reports on Yang's rocky stint as company leader.
Mickey Mouse turns 80 today, and the mouse is doing well as a media mogul. Stacey Vanek-Smith explores why Mickey has remained strong as a brand -- from evoking family fun to growing up during the Great Depression.
Retail sales have been dark lately, but alternative teen clothing chain Hot Topic has seen a bump in its sales. Renita Jablonski reports how the apparel and entertainment store may be reflecting a national mood.
In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convenes a two-day summit today on climate issues with over 600 officials and activists attending. Sam Eaton reports how this could be helpful globally.
The Small Business Administration is holding a symposium on international trade to get Congress to pass agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 18, 2008