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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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Friday, November 27, 2009