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Jan 16, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 16, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 16, 2009

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When bailed-out banks turn to zombies

Jan 16, 2009
The term "zombie bank" comes from the Japanese, who use it to describe banks kept on life support by the government. So when does a bank become a zombie -- beyond help and unable to get off the operating table?…

'Bad banks' idea gaining traction

Jan 16, 2009
Many troubled banks are weighed down with mortgage and credit-card assets they can't sell or value. One solution that some are pushing for is creating "bad banks" to buy up toxic assets. Steve Henn reports.

Are we hitting the point of deflation?

Jan 16, 2009
Consumer prices have dropped and inflation has slowed, which could push consumers to start spending again. But there's a potential downside that has some economists concerned -- deflation. John Dimsdale reports.

OfficeMax makeover targets women

Jan 16, 2009
The office-products chain says women make most of the supply-purchasing decisions in the workplace, so it's going to focus its marketing on them. Mitchell Hartman reports.

Weekly Wrap: Bringing up the banks

Jan 16, 2009
A lot of news came from banking institutions this week, and very little of it was good. Kai Ryssdal takes a look at reports from Citigroup and Bank of America with T. Rowe Price's Andy Brooks and Wall Street columnist…

Trade and production will lift economy

Jan 16, 2009
All the talk about restarting the economy has focused on President-elect Obama's stimulus plan. Commentator Clyde Prestowitz says we need to focus on international trade imbalances and production for the stimulus to work.

Movie industry still stuck in 2D

Jan 16, 2009
A few years ago, 3D was supposed to be the next big thing in movies. But last time we went to the theater, most movies were flat on the screen. Stacey Vanek-Smith explains why the movie industry has yet to…
People pictured through 3D glasses
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Hedge fund letters inform, entertain

Jan 16, 2009
Hedge funds will soon send out year-end letters, most of them detailing how much they lost in the last year. Even though investors might not be looking forward to the missives, some of them can be pretty entertaining. Amy Scott…