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President Obama will soon meet with top executives from the nation's largest banks. He's going to ask them why they aren't lending more, and he's going to sweeten the deal for banks that lend to small businesses. John Dimsdale reports.
China's economy will probably grow more than 8% this year, and in the last quarter India's economy showed its fastest growth in 1.5 years. What's this mean for the U.S.? Alisa Roth reports.
The Commerce Department says that after more than a year of cutting back, business owners started restocking their shelves in October. Amy Scott reports that bodes well for the economy.
This time last year, companies laid off millions of people and a lot of workers saw their benefits dry up. Now some companies are resurrecting the benefits they scrapped a year ago. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Bike commuting is more popular than ever, and many cities are taking steps to accommodate two-wheelers. In New York City, a new law will allow people to bring bikes into office buildings. But some cyclists will be left out in the cold. Andrea Bernstein reports.
The basic premise behind the TV show "Antiques Roadshow" is that there's no accounting for taste. Kai Ryssdal reports on how the collectibles market can say a lot about the economy.
Marketplace for Friday, December 11, 2009