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Oct 14, 2008

Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Credit markets want to see the money

Oct 14, 2008
Have the financial rescue plans done anything yet to encourage banks to start lending again? So far, the major credit benchmarks aren't moving much. Senior business correspondent Bob Moon reports.

The strings attached to cash infusions

Oct 14, 2008
The idea of having the Treasury Department take stakes in selected banks is to provide them with cash to start making loans again, not to keep it to themselves. Janet Babin wonders if banks will agree to that.

FDIC has role in boosting confidence

Oct 14, 2008
An important part of the government's financial fix is to give the FDIC a bigger role in insuring bank deposits. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports it's all about restoring confidence in the markets.
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For real recovery, credit's just a start

Oct 14, 2008
With markets doing, well, better, what's going on with the rest of the economy? Another way of asking that question: Are we in a recession? Kai Rysdall brings up the dreaded "R" word with economist Steve Fazzari

Russia's downturn and U.K. soccer

Oct 14, 2008
The financial downturn in Russian markets is affecting an unlikely area: English football. Some of the super-rich Russians who own U.K teams have lost a lot of money. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on how that's playing out.

Parsing the candidates' economic plans

Oct 14, 2008
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain say they have starkly different plans to restore the U.S. economy. But in reality, Steve Henn reports, the candidates' policies are moving closer together.

Don't forget the campaign trail stops

Oct 14, 2008
Small industrial cities get a lot of attention during presidential campaigns. Commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says they don't have to fade away after November. The new administration and the cities themselves can help ensure those cities' growth.

Living with food scares in China

Oct 14, 2008
Melamine, the chemical found in tainted milk in China, has begun to show up in other products. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai what it's like to worry about everything you eat and drink.

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