Nov 27, 2009

Marketplace for Friday, November 27, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, November 27, 2009

Segments From this episode

Dubai's debt may hurt banking recovery

Nov 27, 2009
The state-owned company Dubai World wants more time to repay its debt. Given that it owes at least $59 billion to creditors, there are concerns a wave of defaults could be on the way. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Surprise supporters for pay regulation

Nov 27, 2009
The public comment period on proposed rules by the Federal Reserve to crack down on executive pay is over. What would the regulations do? John Dimsdale reports.

Small retailers push for local support

Nov 27, 2009
It might be Black Friday where you are, but in some cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's Plaid Friday. It's all part of efforts to get shoppers to buy from independently-owned, small retailers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Weekly Wrap: Spending and debt

Nov 27, 2009
Reuters blogger Felix Salmon and business writer Heidi Moore talk with Tess Vigeland about how consumers might be feeling going into this shopping season and Dubai's debt problems.

Why DVDs are duds for Hollywood

Nov 27, 2009
Entertainment writer Claude Brodesser Akner talks with Tess Vigeland about why consumers are no longer willing to pay high prices for home viewing.

Bank closure galvanizes community

Nov 27, 2009
Sometimes changes in bank ownership can be pretty painless for customers. But there are times when a bank's closing makes entire communities care. Adrienne Hill reports.

Why we can all be philanthropists

Jan 1, 2010
It's the season for giving. But given this economy, you might think that only those with big bucks can do philanthropy. Commentator Matthew Bishop urges us to think again.

Music from the episode

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