Feb 2, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 2, 2009

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Saving more could be bad for economy

Feb 2, 2009
Save or spend? Americans are getting mixed messages. Savings deposits are up just as we're being encouraged to spend to jump-start the economy. But the increase in savings could have dire economic consequences. Steve Henn reports.

How about taking bids on bad assets?

Feb 2, 2009
A government plan to buy up banks' troubled assets appears to be in the works. But how do you determine a price to sell those holdings when no one's really sure what they're worth? Auctions might work, as Jeremy Hobson…

Bethlehem hopes casino can be a savior

Feb 2, 2009
The Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem has been struggling to replace thousands of jobs lost from its steel-producing past. It now has its hopes riding on a new casino. Joel Rose reports.

Ethanol start-ups are running on empty

Feb 2, 2009
Renew Energy, one of the nation's largest ethanol plants, just filed for bankruptcy. More ethanol producers are expected to follow in its footsteps. But as Sam Eaton reports, don't write ethanol off just yet.

What jobs that are 'green' really mean

Feb 2, 2009
President Obama is pushing to create a half million "green" jobs to revive and grow the economy. What, exactly, would jobs in a "green-collar economy" look like? Sarah Gardner reports.

Commission delays lead testing in toys

Feb 2, 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has delayed testing and certification requirements for lead content in children's toys and other products for a year. Tess Vigeland speaks with reporter Mitchell Hartman about the impacts of the delay.

Use tax cuts to ignite incentives

Feb 2, 2009
The free market is a tough place. Only so many companies can be rescued by bailout funds, and the government's stimulus plan can't save everyone. Commentator Todd Buchholz says instead of trying to prevent failure, we should be looking for…

That luxury item may be 'Made in China'

Feb 2, 2009
Facing declining sales, many makers of luxury brands have moved production to China to cut costs. Still, you may not find 'Made in China' on their products. Scott Tong explains why.

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