Jan 23, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

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Amid losses, GE still paying dividends

Jan 23, 2009
General Electric is reporting a 44% drop in quarterly profit. Despite this, the technology conglomerate is still paying dividends to investors. Why? Alisa Roth reports.

GOP wants more tax cuts in stimulus

Jan 23, 2009
President Obama met today with congressional leaders to discuss the best way to kick-start the economy. House members will try to pass their bill next week, but a large number of Republicans take issue with some of the stimulus proposals.…

Sovereign wealth funds suffering

Jan 23, 2009
Dubai investors who bought Barneys New York less than two years ago now want to put it up for sale. Sovereign wealth funds like Dubai's were once huge sources of cash for U.S. companies. But that's starting to change. Sam…

Would you like a pay cut or layoff?

Jan 23, 2009
To cope with the recession, many companies are considering layoffs or pay cuts. Across-the-board pay cuts are mounting and more are expected to follow. But is it better for companies to cut pay or let employees go? Jeremy Hobson reports.

Weekly Wrap: All about Obama

Jan 23, 2009
Even with all the bad news about the economy, the main focus of the week was on President Barack Obama. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and The New York Times's David Leonhardt about how the president is…

Bar mitvahs less outlandish in recession

Jan 23, 2009
Before the recession, many bar mitzvahs were outlandishly extravagant with families spending lavishly on parties after the religious ceremony. But the economic downturn is bringing these parties back down to earth. Rebecca Sheir reports.

President Obama flexes his tech muscle

Jan 23, 2009
President Obama is showing some tech savvy. He plans to post weekly video addresses on YouTube, and is creating a new chief technology officer position in his cabinet. Kai Ryssdal speaks with CNET.com's Declan McCullough about the technology officer.

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