Oct 28, 2008

Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Marketplace Report for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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Is GM too big to fail too?

Oct 28, 2008
GM is back looking for government help, and the automaker says it can't afford to wait this time -- it needs $10 million to merge with Chrysler. Together, the argument is, the two companies can survive. Mitchell Hartman has more.

Anxious Americans in no mood to spend

Oct 28, 2008
Foreclosures, gas prices, Wall Street wipeouts -- the daily barrage of bad news has taken a toll on the American consumer, whose confidence in the economy has dropped to almost 50%. Steve Henn reports.

Companies poach their rivals' best

Oct 28, 2008
More than 2 million people have lost jobs this year, Businesses are hurting. But companies with a little extra cash are finding this an excellent time to poach new talent from competitors. Stacy Vanek-Smith reports.
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Why are stocks so volatile?

Oct 28, 2008
The unpredictability and wild up and down surges of the markets stem in part from the low volume of trading. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how volume affects market volatility.

Annual Wall Street conference shrinks

Oct 28, 2008
Last year's securities industry shindig took place in Boca Raton and had big name entertainment. Oh, what a difference a year makes. New York City Bureau Chief Amy Scott reports on the pared-down version planned this year.

Letters: AIG, G1 phones and more

Oct 28, 2008
The Marketplace mailbox gave us a lot to think about this week. Kai Ryssdal picked comments on his interview with Rep. Henry Waxman and on Robert Reich's column on the idea of "too big to fail."

Tinker Bell breaks out on her own

Oct 28, 2008
Tinker Bell is back, and this time there's no more wearing herself ragged sprinkling fairy dust for that ham Peter Pan. A new Disney series of DVDs feature Tink and her fairy friends. Rachel Dornhelm has more.

Looking for jobs with 'President' Obama

Oct 28, 2008
Barack Obama's young fans have enjoyed supporting and working for him so much, they are already jockeying for jobs in the new administration. Providing, of course, he is elected. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

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