Feb 9, 2009

Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

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Private money could finance 'bad bank'

Feb 9, 2009
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…

Treasury program to bolster housing

Feb 9, 2009
The Treasury Department is set to unveil a multibillion-dollar program to strengthen the housing market. Steve Henn explores some of the ways the new program could work.

SI's swimsuit issue: new marketing tool

Feb 9, 2009
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.

Are we now in a depression?

Feb 9, 2009
The head of the International Monetary Fund says the world's advanced economies are in a depression. Dan Grech breaks down what exactly a depression means and whether we are in one.

Choosing the best business books

Feb 9, 2009
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…

Consumers display negotiating nerve

Feb 9, 2009
In this economic climate, more consumers are negotiating with companies to lower prices on goods they would have never considered bargaining for before -- from cable prices to high speed Internet to rent. Joel Rose reports.

Tough times for securitization industry

Feb 9, 2009
Securitizing debt is a key part of the credit markets, which are in trouble right now. Kai Ryssdal speaks with our senior business correspondent Bob Moon, who is at a securitization conference, about the state of the industry.

President Obama sells his stimulus plan

Feb 10, 2009
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.

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