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Segments From this episode
When it comes to stiumulating the economy, everyone from the president to Congress to the politicians on the campaign trail has a plan. Commentator Will Wilkinson says yesterday's Fed's rate cut won out over them all.
The maker of M&Ms wants to release a bag of greens-only candies to cash in on an urban legend about the romantic power of the colored chocolates. Andrea Gardner reports why it could be a risky campaign.
The Fed rate cut managed to ease some of the panic. What are investors overseas worrying about now? Scott Jagow talks to Bruce Einhorn of Businessweek Magazine in Hong Kong about what the mood is in the market over there.
The annual World Economic Forum for business leaders in Davos, Switzerland is looking this year about what can be done for the troubled global economy. Stephen Beard also reports how some reacted to the Fed rate cut.
The housing crisis and sustainability issues are just two arenas this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors will be tackling. Dan Grech reports the mayors are focused on keeping up on climate-change initiatives
Retails sales are only permitting twice a year in France, but the government is considering allowing them year round. Anita Elash weighs the pros and cons of making "les soldes" more frequent.
Congress is considering a bill that would allow longer hospital stays for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery. Jeremy Hobson reports the main issues are time and money.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, January 23, 2008