Nov 18, 2008

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Yang leaves rocky Yahoo leadership

Nov 18, 2008
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.

Celebrating eight decades of Mickey

Nov 18, 2008
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.

How the natural world deals with bears

Nov 18, 2008
In our latest installment of "What's the Fix?" we look to the natural world for market answers. Commentator and animal behavioralist Richard Conniff explains how elk defend themselves when they see a grizzly bear.

Hot Topic taps into retail gloom

Nov 18, 2008
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.

Calif. climate summit's global impact

Nov 18, 2008
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.

What's the Fix: Kevin Hassett

Nov 18, 2008
Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute joins Steve Chiotakis to give his take on the global economic situation for our "What's the Fix?" series. And he says a deep recession isn't necessarily a bad thing.

AEGON works for U.S. bailout funds

Nov 18, 2008
Dutch insurance company AEGON is looking to make itself eligible for the U.S. financial bailout by buying American. If successful, it could receive more than a billion dollars of U.S. taxpayers' cash. Stephen Beard reports.

Entrepreneurs want trade in downturn

Nov 18, 2008
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.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC