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The recession seems overwhelming when watching Wall Street players react to dropping stocks around the world. But commentator Will Wilkinson says the real engine of the American economy is chugging along elsewhere.
Philanthropic companies might seem a little needier this year as investments fall with the economy. But when times are bad, people who can will sometimes dig a little bit deeper. Joel Rose reports.
The United Auto Workers is meeting to go over what they might promise in exchange for bailout cash. They may consider temporarily waiving health care and cutting benefits for laid-off workers. John Dimsdale reports.
Cruise lines have been offering big discounts to vacationers to try to keep their industry from drowning. Some companies have even suspended dividend payments to conserve cash. Dan Grech reports.
French power company EDF said today it's bidding on a stake in Constellation Energy. The $4 billion offer for the U.S. nuclear business is designed to thwart a rival bid from Warren Buffett. Stephen Beard reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 3, 2008