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The idea of the government creating a 'bad bank' to buy up toxic assets faces a major hurdle -- how to finance it. To solve the problem, the government may partner with the private sector to get the bad stuff off the banks' balance sheets. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is a big seller, generating 11 percent of the magazine's total revenue. But as advertising dollars disappear, the magazine is relying on more non-traditional places to turn a profit. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
To understand the economic crisis, you may want to grab a book. There are lots of business books available on the market right now. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, authors of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time," about which ones you should pick up.
President Obama held his first prime-time press conference tonight, making the case for his massive stimulus package. Kai Ryssdal speaks with our Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale about the campaigning the president is doing to sell his plan to Congress.
Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 9, 2009
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