Marketplace for Friday, October 12, 2007
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Retail sales for September were up, according to the Commerce Department, but retailers say they're now sitting on large, unsold inventories because unusually warm weather cut into fall clothing sales. Jeff Tyler reports.
A study by the website ConsumerLab.com has raised questions about a generic version of Wellbutrin, a popular antidepressant. Makers of other generics are worried the news might send consumers back to brand names. Jill Barshay reports.
China has sided with the West, for the first time, against Myanmar's military junta -- despite its close economic ties with the country. Scott Tong reports from the China-Burma border on how business is booming.
Cars.com says it'll launch its 2008 marketing campaign with two Super Bowl commercials. Meanwhile, Christmas ads are already cropping up. The Marketplace Players figure it's just a matter of time before some enterprising ad man takes the next step.